Each language has its own unique words that don’t exist in other languages. Here are two links to blog posts about words that exist in other languages, but not in English. The 1st one includes an infographic…
Here are some of my favorites from both posts:
Gezelligheid (Dutch) – "Comfort and coziness of being at home, with friends, with loved ones, general togetherness." Some people think this concept is at the heart of Dutch culture. How nice!
Hygge (Danish) – "Comfort and coziness. The feeling of enjoying food and drink with friends and family"
Duende (Spanish) – "A climactic show of spirit in a performance or work of art, which might be fulfilled in flamenco dancing, or bull-fighting, etc."
Gigil (pronounced Gheegle; Filipino) – "The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute."
Hat tip: The Dish
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