I came across a great post the other day and I thought that it would be fitting to share it with you here. The post on James Campbell’s swayy.com is titled “Words that don’t exsist in the English language” and I found it very interesting to read the short list, which I have shared below.
I am the type of writer that is always searching for the perfect word to express what I am trying to say. I am constantly referring to the Thesaurus to find other words new that will add description to my writing, and so stumbling across this list was fascinating to me… Partially because these words are not available in our language and also because I just love learning new words. So without any further ado here is the Wordy Wednesday’s List of:
Words That Don’t Exist in the English Language:
L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. Translated it means “the spirit of the staircase.”
Waldeinsamkeit: (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods.
Meraki: (Greek) Doing something with soul, creativity, or love.
Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.
Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.
Pochemuchka: (Russian) A person who asks a lot of questions.
Pena ajena: (Mexican Spanish) The embarrassment you feel watching someone else’s humiliation.
Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.
Ilunga: (Tshiluba, Congo) A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.
Feel free to share any other words that you may know in the comments section, as well as your thoughts on the ones above.
Until Next Time…
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