15 Amazing Foreign Words that Don’t Exist in English Language – But Really Should!

No language, including English, contains all of the words. While one word can express the complex feeling of “insecurity, fear, concern, and envy over a relative lack of possessions, status, or something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a comparator, a rival, or a competitor,” some other very simple concepts, such as the day after tomorrow, require multiple words.

We’ve collected a list of some of the most intriguing words from other languages that have no English equivalent πŸ‘‡πŸΎ

1. Backpfeifengesicht (German)

Meaning: a face badly in need of a fist

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. 🐝

2. Boketto (Japanese)

Meaning: the act of gazing vacantly into the distance

“Where’s my food?” πŸ‘€

3. Commuovere (Italian)

Meaning: a heartwarming story that moved you to tears

“Thank God for waterproof makeup!”πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

4. Estrenar (Spanish)

Meaning: the experience of wearing something for the first time

And the best smile award πŸ† goes to…

5. Gigil (Tagalog)

Meaning: a situation of such extreme cuteness it’s overwhelming,
or the irresistible urge to hug something cute

Queen of Cuteness 🀩

6. Hygge (Danish)

Meaning: the pleasant, genial, and intimate feeling associated with sitting around a fire in the winter with close friends

One horror story coming up! 😰

7. Kummerspeck (German)

Meaning: weight gained due to excessive eating from being sad

“Are you judging me?”πŸ˜’

8. Litost (Czech)

Meaning: a state of torment created by
the sudden sight of one’s own misery

Not an easy feeling to live with! πŸ™ƒ

9. Meraki (Greek)

Meaning: when you leave a little bit of yourself in what you are doing

“We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new.” – AndrΓ© Aciman

10. Pana po’o (Hawaiian)

Meaning:  refers to when you scratch your head to help you
remember something you’ve forgotten

“Do I remember my name?”πŸ€”

11. Razbliuto (Russian)

Meaning: the empty feeling you have for someone you once loved

“Don’t ever tell anybody anything.
If you do, you start missing everybody.” – J. D. Salinger

12. Schlemiel (Yiddish)

Meaning: an inept and clumsy person

Mr. Bean, the King of Clumsy!πŸ‘‘

13. Tartle (Scots)

Meaning: onomatopoeic word for that panicky hesitation just before you have to introduce someone whose name you can’t quite remember

Shake hands and pretend someone is calling you 😜

14. Tsundoku (Japanese)

Meaning: buying new books (or any reading material)
and letting them pile up, unread

“That’s the thing about books.
They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

15. Zhaghzhagh (Persian)

Meaning: the uncontrollable chattering of teeth, due to rage or cold

Welcome to your new nightmare!😬


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