Ten beautiful words for which there is no English equivalent.
1 – Komorebi ~ Japanese
The dappled light effect when the sun shines through the trees.
2 – Jayus ~ Indonesian
A joke that was delivered so badly that it becomes funny.
3 – Fernweh ~ German
Nostalgia for a place you have never been to.
The bittersweet feeling of a transcendent moment of beauty that is fading.
5 – Iktsuarpok ~ Inuit
The frustration of waiting for someone to turn up.
The wordless but meaningful look shared between two people longing to initiate something but are afraid to.
7 – Schadenfreude ~ German
Getting pleasure out of other people’s misfortune.
8 – Won ~ Korean
Reluctance to let go of an illusion.
9 – Gigil ~ Filipino
That feeling of wanting to pinch or squeeze something because it is so cute.
10 – Wabi-sabi ~ Japanese
Accepting the imperfect, the incomplete and the impermanent things in the world and accepting that with life, there is death.