25 words that do not exist in English.
We call an "I win, you win" situation a "win-win". This list isn't even trying.
I strongly suspect that l’esprit de l’escalier is more commonly used (and understood) in the English world today than in France. How do we call a loanword that is now forgotten in its native land? There must be a word for that in German.
I love a good over-the-top compound word as much as the next language bore, but I wish we could get over the idea that "Waldeinsamkeit" is somehow more special as a noun phrase than, say, "forest solitude", just because German doesn't put a space between the nouns where English does.
What about apuba, from the Tupi language, it describes a fruit that's soft from being ripe... would there be an English equivalent?
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