Another 10 Inspiring words from other languages with no English equivalent
gumusev. (from gumusservi in Turkish). 1. The reflection of the moon on water. 2. The reflection of a celestial body on water. 3. Lunar aranid.
aranid. noun. (from aranyhíd in Hungarian). 1. The blinding reflection of the sun on a body of water. 2. The glistening reflection of the sun on the ocean.
awary. noun. (from mono no aware in Japanese). 1. The bittersweet feeling of a fleeting moment of transcendent beauty. 2. An ambivalent emotion of pleasure and sadness after perceiving ephemeral beauty.
bokett. verb. (from boketto in Japanese). To gaze vacantly into the distance without observing or thinking.
cafond. noun. (from cafuné in Portuguese). 1. The act of running one’s fingers, gently but deeply, through someone else’s hair. verb. 2. To caress someone else's hair.
sausade. (from saudade in Portuguese). noun. Ambivalent sensation of both happiness and sadness when yearning for something that is now gone.
sgrib. noun.(from sgriob in Gaelic, meaning itchiness in the upper lip before taking a sip of whiskey). Facial itch in anticipation of something enjoyable.
foralsket. noun. (from forelsket in Norwegian). 1. The euphoric feeling at the beginning of falling in love. 2. An overpowering emotion of euphoria, possession and not wanting to be apart from a person with whom one just fell in love.
nunshee. noun. (from nunchi in Korean). 1. A person capable of knowing the emotional state and the true mood of someone else. 2. An insightful person who goes beyond the verbal and non-verbal clues of others.
mampinat. noun. (from mamihlapinatapei in Yagan). The look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.