20 amazing words that don't exist in English — but really should

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It seems like there’s a word for everything, but as it turns out, there are a lot of terms missing from the English dictionary that perfectly describe many common aspects of everyday life.

From very specific emotions to awkward situations, languages like German and Portuguese can describe certain scenarios we’ve all experienced perfectly, while the English vocabulary falls short.

Keep scrolling to see which words are popular in other languages that just don’t translate to English.

„Kummerspeck“— German

„Kummerspeck,“ which translates to „grief bacon,“ refers to weight gained due to excessive eating that stems from being sad.

„Gigil“ — Tagalog

„Gigil“ basically refers to a situation of such extreme cuteness it’s overwhelming, or the irresistible urge to hug something cute.

„Mencolek“ — Indonesian

„Mencolek“ is that thing some people do in which they tap someone on the opposite shoulder to get them to look in the wrong direction.

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