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10 awesome and beautiful foreign words that can't be translated to English

Surely, these wonderful words describe phenomena and feelings you have seen and experienced, you just didn't have the right word to describe them. I believe we should steal these 10 outstanding units of speech to our language!


I thought some of my feelings I couldn't describe were strange and even... abnormal. Now I see that I'm not alone in that, and people from other cultures have even invented precise words to describe these concepts.


Were any of these words familiar to you? Which of the feelings or phenomena from the list have you experienced in your life? Which word did you like most of all?


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202 Comments
Diana Newman
Intetesting
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Sep 24, 2017 4:57PM
Thomas Ouimet
Never heard any of them before except the French one.
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Sep 24, 2017 5:20PM
Jeri Lee Lazar
Interesting
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Sep 24, 2017 5:27PM
ninakamwene
My favorites: Pochemuchka curious like a cat. Russian. Mokita in Kivila, what is Kivila? Hear no evil. See no evil. Say no evil. Thank you for sharing Quizz folks. Sh.........
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Sep 24, 2017 7:11PM
aphid
Mangata and Saudade both resonate with me.
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Sep 24, 2017 7:20PM
Lucette Rouleau
#6 Rire dans sa barbe: expression used often in French language in Quebec, Canada when somebody pulls a fast one and nobody notice it.
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Sep 24, 2017 8:04PM
Howard Dougal
Interesting
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Sep 24, 2017 8:44PM
Pat Larsen Gunn
Tells us they can't be translated, then go ahead and translate.
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Sep 25, 2017 1:43AM
Bibhu Mohapatra
thank you very much. lovely
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Sep 25, 2017 4:09AM
Paul Marion
Actually #10 is the elephant in the room.
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Sep 25, 2017 8:22AM
Yogi Arya
10 MOKITA ( kivila) 70 years now that we in India have identified the three simians with the personnae of Gandhi Jee Three monkeys define : Don't HEAR 👂 EVIL Don't. SEE. EVIL Don't Speak EVIL JAI HIND
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Sep 25, 2017 8:56AM
lordnaylor
funny
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Sep 25, 2017 10:19AM
djjeuge
Pat Larsen Gunn, Can't be translated in ONT word....
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Sep 25, 2017 1:15PM
djjeuge
djjeuge, I meant one word...
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Sep 25, 2017 1:15PM
bettyschierloh
Shlimazl is a word we always used even though no one in our family is Jewish. I do not know why we knew it. My grandparents all came from Germany in the 1800's, and died here before I was born except Dad's father, who died when I was young. My Mother said her grandma had some Jewish friends in Germany.
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Sep 25, 2017 6:32PM

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