• Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.
  • Waldeinsamkeit: (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods.
  • Pochemuchka: (Russian) A person who asks a lot of questions.
  • Pena ajena: (Mexican Spanish) The embarrassment you feel watching someone else’s humiliation.
  • Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.
  • Ilunga: (Tshiluba, Congo) A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.
  • Bakku-shan: (Japanese) A beautiful girl, as long as she's being viewed from behind.
  • Espirit d'escalier: (French) When you think of the perfect verbal comeback much too late.
  • Mamihlapinatapai: (Yaghan) A look between two people that suggests an unspoken, shared desire.
  • L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. Translated it means “the spirit of the staircase.”
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