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

Posted in INTERESTING       13 Oct 2015       6796       2

Boketto (Japanese)

The act of gazing vacantly into the distance

1 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Kummerspeck (German)

Excess weight gained from overeating

2 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

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.”

3 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Backpfeifengesicht (German)

A face badly in need of a punching

4 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

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

5 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Mencolek (Indonesian)

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

6 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Gigil (Filipino)

The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is really cute

7 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Yuputka (Ulwa)

The phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin

8 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Zhaghzhagh (Persian)

The chattering of teeth from cold or rage

9 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Vybafnout (Czech)

Jumping out and saying ‘Boo!’

10 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Pålegg (Norwegian)

Literally anything you might consider putting on a sandwich

11 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Layogenic (Tagalog)

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

12 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Bakku-shan (Japanese)

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

13 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Seigneur-terraces (French)

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

14 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Pana Po’o (Hawaiian)

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

15 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Slampadato (Italian)

Addicted to tanning salons

16 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Zeg (Georgian)

The day after tomorrow

17 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Koi No Yokan (Japanese)

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

18 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Kaeling (Danish)

The kind of woman who curses at her children in public

19 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Cotisuelto (Caribbean Spanish)

Someone who does not tuck in their shirt

20 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Hygge (Danish)

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

21 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Cavoli Riscaldati (Italian)

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

22 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Bilita Mpash (Bantu)

Not just a good dream, but an AMAZING dream

23 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

Luftmensch (Yiddish)

An impractical dreamer with no business sense

24 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English

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.

25 Cool Foreign Language Words We Could Use in English


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puskas78 5 year s ago
#2 Kummerspeck means "sorrow ham"
It's the weight gained from overeating when you're sad or depressed
       
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Fenrisulven 5 year s ago
#11 Simply means "put on" (or "on put" to be precise). The description is OK.



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