• gigil: that shivery, teeth-gritting thrill that accompanies a strong urge to lay your hands on something (while possibly holding yourself back from doing so). It usually happens when you see something super adorable (ex. wanting to pinch a baby's cheek).


  • cwtch: snuggling, cuddling, loving, protecting, safeguarding and claiming, all rolled into one; creates a private safe place in two people's hearts; is a strong affection made manifest and can apply to lovers, or a parent and child.


  • gökotta: dawn picnic to hear the first birdsong.
  • mångata: the road-like reflection of the moon on the water.


  • forelsket: when you start to fall in love; a euphoria in a sense; the beginning of love; when you first fall in love.


  • malal: guilt and regret may sit heavy on one’s mind; a sadness that weighs on the spirit, perhaps in the wake of a loved one’s death.


  • wabi-sabi: finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death; is underplayed and modest, the kind of quiet, undeclared beauty that waits patiently to be discovered. It's a fragmentary glimpse.
  • ikigai: a reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning.
  • yūgen: an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words.
  • komorebi: sunlight filtering through trees.


  • psithurism (ψιθύρισµα): the sound of the wind whispering through the trees' leaves.
  • petrichor (pɛtrᵻkɔər): the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.
    • the word is constructed from Greek πέτρα, meaning "stone", and ἰχώρ īchōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in greek mythology.


  • wanderlust: strong longing for or impulse toward wandering; a very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.
  • geborgenheit: the sum of security, warmth, protection, trust, and love from those we love.


  • yuanfen (緣分): fateful coincidence; predestined affinity or relationship; fate or chance that brings people together; (verb) to be fated.
  • hai shi shan meng (海誓山盟): to pledge undying love; oath of eternal love; to swear by all the Gods.
  • téng (疼): (it) hurts; sore; to love dearly.


  • saudade: deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent loved one.
  • cafuné: the act of running tenderly your fingers through somebody's hair, is a demonstration of affection, dearing and love.


  • homesickness: a feeling of longing for one's home during a period of absence from it.
  • wholeheartedly: with complete sincerity and commitment; unconditional commitment, unstinting devotion, or unreserved enthusiasm; without reserve; without reservation.


  • mannvaasanai: some consider the sound and smell of rain to be refreshing, but in the lush state of Tamil Nadu, mannvaasanai describes the earthen smell arising after a downpour.


  • ghelah-gahdah: the silly, carefree nature of children, such as making faces or playing and joking around.


  • ungdayee: the relaxing stretch one makes when waking up in the morning to prepare for the daily stresses ahead.


  • firgun (פרגון): to root for someone, to be supportive, not to rain on someone else’s parade; not begrudging someone else’s success.
may 23 2017 ∞
jan 30 2018 +