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10 Words That Don`t Translate Into English

You`ve done it, seen it, or felt it...now know what to call it.

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10 Words That Don`t Translate Into English . You`ve done it, seen it, or felt it...now know what to call it.
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itzazoom
Male, 18-29, Europe
 182 Posts
Sunday, June 24, 2012 12:05:26 PM
German concatenates words together, so there are plenty combinations English doesn't have a word for, personally I have never heard of forestloneliness but its the same thing.

Also a backpfeife is simply a slap in the face so a BackpfeifenGesicht (two concatenated words) is a "slap in the face face"

PizzaPits
Male, 18-29, Western US
 555 Posts
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:18:34 AM
"we also have in australia butterface which means looks good but-her-face."

Yeah we have that in the United States too..

redelle
Female, 18-29, Australia
 138 Posts
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 2:05:29 PM
we also have in australia butterface which means looks good but-her-face.

redelle
Female, 18-29, Australia
 138 Posts
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 2:03:47 PM
Schadenfreude is basically a sadist. in a round about way so we do actually have a word for it.

salsainglesa
Male, 30-39, S. America
 19 Posts
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1:01:26 PM
a whole lot of idioms in other languages won't have a literal translation. This was really lame

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