Eleven beautiful foreign words with no English translation
shnapsid. noun. (from schnapsidee in German, meaning alcoholic idea). 1. Crazy idea. Informal. 2. Crackpot idea. 3. An idea that initially seems brilliant and later turns out to be stupid. 4. A prodigious idea conceived while drunk or under the influence of drugs that is actually foolish, dangerous or unrealistic.
shagshag. noun. (from zhaghzhagh in Farsi). The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage.
shlimazzle. noun. (from shlimazl in Yiddish). 1. A person who seems to be the persistent target of unfavorable circumstances. 2. A persistently unlucky person.
slamadato. noun. (from slampadato in Italian, meaning a person who frequently uses UV tanning beds). A person addicted to non-addictive substances, places or events.
tartle. (from tartle in Scottish). noun. An uncomfortable feeling of embarrassment following the vacillation and doubt when greeting a person and not remembering his or her name.
tokkah. noun. (from tokka in Finnish). A large herd of reindeer.
torshlosspanik. noun. (from torschlusspanik in German). 1. A desperate feeling that something desired is fading, missing, or being taken away. 2. A feeling of frustration when something one has is departing.
uzun. noun. (from hüzün in Turkish). Feeling of despair on realizing that bad events taking place will get worse.
vybernaught. noun. (from vybafnout in Czech). 1. A persistently annoying, silly person. 2. An annoying sibling. 3. A person who jumps out from a hidden area and says boo to scare someone.
yokmesh. noun. (from yoko meshi in Japanese, meaning a meal that is eaten from both sides). An unsettling feeling when speaking a foreign language.
yuput. noun. (from yuputka in Ulwa, meaning walking in the woods at night). The feeling of something crawling inside one’s skin.