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Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English (20 pics + 5 gifs)

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Boketto (Japanese)

The act of gazing vacantly into the distance

Kummerspeck (German)

Excess weight gained from overeating

Shemomedjamo (Georgian)

When you’re really full, but your meal is so good that you can’t stop eating it… literally translated into “I accidentally ate the whole thing.”

Backpfeifengesicht (German)

A face badly in need of a punching

Pelinti (Buil, Ghana)

When you take a bite out of something really hot and you have to move it around in your mouth so it doesn’t burn you

Mencolek (Indonesian)

The old trick where you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to trick them

Gigil (Filipino)

The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is really cute

Yuputka (Ulwa)

The phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin

Zhaghzhagh (Persian)

The chattering of teeth from cold or rage

Vybafnout (Czech)

Jumping out and saying ‘Boo!’

Pålegg (Norwegian)

Literally anything you might consider putting on a sandwich

Layogenic (Tagalog)

Someone or something that looks okay from far away, but up close it’s a big mess

Bakku-shan (Japanese)

The experience of seeing a woman who appears pretty from behind but not from the front

Seigneur-terraces (French)

Coffee shop dwellers who sit at tables a long time but don’t spend much money

Pana Po’o (Hawaiian)

To scratch your head in order to help you remember something you’ve forgotten

Slampadato (Italian)

Addicted to tanning salons

Zeg (Georgian)

The day after tomorrow

Koi No Yokan (Japanese)

The sense upon first meeting someone that the two of you are going to fall in love

Kaeling (Danish)

The kind of woman who curses at her children in public

Cotisuelto (Caribbean Spanish)

Someone who does not tuck in their shirt

Hygge (Danish)

The pleasant feeling associated with sitting around a fire in the winter with friends

Cavoli Riscaldati (Italian)

The result of attempting to revive an unworkable relationship; translates to “reheated cabbage”

Bilita Mpash (Bantu)

Not just a good dream, but an AMAZING dream

Luftmensch (Yiddish)

An impractical dreamer with no business sense

Schlemiel and schlimazel (Yiddish)

Both words mean someone prone to bad luck, but the Yiddish language has a distinction between the two. The schlemiel is the one who spills the coffee, and the schlimazel is the one on whom it’s spilled.

Comments (2):

puskas78 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#2 Kummerspeck means "sorrow ham"
It's the weight gained from overeating when you're sad or depressed
Fenrisulven 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#11 Simply means "put on" (or "on put" to be precise). The description is OK.

My comment # 2500 :)
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.