Untranslatable Words

Untranslatable Words

There are words in languages all over the world that do not have a single English equivalent. The Germans have a word for weight gained from emotional overeating. The word "Kummerspeck" literally translates to "grief bacon."


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    The Italian word "slampadato" describes someone addicted to tanning. (0:22)

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    "Pelinti," in Ghanaian, refers to the moment you put hot food in your mouth and try to move it around to cool it down. (2:07)

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    In Scotland, "tartle" means the experience of hesitating to introduce someone whose name you just forgot. (2:46)

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