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Edustation's blog > 10 Untranslatable Words from Around the World

10 Untranslatable Words from Around the World

Added by Tomasz H. 25 November 2014 in category: Learning tips, Lexicon

Mångata (Swedish)

The word for the glimmering, roadlike reflection that the moon creates on water.

 

Pana Poʻo (Hawaiian)

When you forget where you've put your keys and you scratch your head because it somehow seems to help your remember.

 

Sobremesa (Spanish)

The period of time after a meal when you have a conversations with the people you have shared the meal with.

 

Pochemuchka (Russian)

Someone who asks a lot of questions or event too many questions.

 

Dépaysement (French)

The feeling that comes from not being in one's home country - of being a foreigner or an immigrant.

 

Jayus (Indonesian)

Someone who tells a joke so badly, that is so unfunny you cannot help but laugh out loud.

 

Iktsuarpok (Inuit)

The feeling of anticipation and impatience - you go outside and check if anyone is coming.

 

Culaccino (Italian)

The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

 

Komorebi (Japanese)

When sunlight filters through the trees (the interplay between the light and the leaves).

 

Waldeinsamkeit (German)

A feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods.

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