feelings that do not have words in english

10 Words For The Feelings You’ve Never Been Able To Explain!

Geetam Bhardwaj

Copy Editor, POPxo

There are way too many feelings that we all experience at some point in time but don’t know how to explain them in words. Well, you’ll be surprised to know that a lot of such strange feelings actually have proper words in different languages. We bring to you 10 such weird feelings that do not have words in english but have words in other languages!

1. Shemomedjamo (Georgian)

That familiar feeling when you’re not really hungry but the food is just TOO delicious to resist? ‘Shemomedjamo’ is the word for it in Georgian!

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2. Koi No Yokan (Japanese)

When you meet a person for the first time and sense that love may blossom between you two sometime down the lane… Yup, that gut feeling is called ‘koi no yokan’ in Japanese!

3. Tartle (Scottish)

That boggling feeling you get when your mind goes blank and you forget the name of the person you’re just about to introduce? This happens a lot, doesn’t it? Well, now you know, that feeling is called ‘tartle’.

4. Gigil (Filipino)

Saw a cute little kid and felt this sudden urge to pull those chubby cheeks? Awww… Well, ‘Gigil’ is just the word in Filipino for that uncontrollable urge to squeeze all things cute!

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5. Greng-jai (Thai)

When someone is doing something for you but you feel a bit overwhelmed and don't want them to do it for you because you think it would be it would be a pain for them? Complicated, right? Well, that's ‘greng-jai’ for you!

6. Hygge (Danish)

That pleasant and satisfying feeling associated with sitting in a warm atmosphere and having a good time with your loved ones… ‘Hygge’ is such a cool name for this warm feeling! Impressed much?!

7. Litost (Czech)

When things are not going right in your life and that sudden sight of your own misery makes you feel unsettled and humiliated… That feeling is what the word ‘litost’ conveys in Czech!

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8. Iktsuarpok (Inuktitut)

When you are expecting someone to show up at your place and you anxiously wait for them while going outside over and over again to see if they’re there - this restless feeling is ‘iktsuarpok’!

9. Pena Ajena (Spanish)

‘Pena ajena’ is that uncomfortable feeling that you get when you see someone in an embarrassing situation. The humiliation that the person goes through in such a situation makes you feel somewhat bad about it - that feeling is ‘pena ajena’.

10. Torschlusspanik (German)

Next time when you feel like you are missing out on opportunities in life...just know that the stressful feeling is called ‘torschlusspanik’!

10 feelings that do not have words in english

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Published on Nov 28, 2016
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