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8 Things We Don’t Have Words for in English

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Alan Crawford

English is a weird language. And it’s one of the most difficult to learn as an adult because of all the rules that seem to contradict themselves. But even with all the words in the English language, we still have things that we don’t have words for. Here are 8 such things…

  1. Utepils – (OOH-ta-pilz)  It’s Norwegian for “outside beer.” It’s when you have a drink while enjoying the outdoors.
  2. Sobremesa – (so-bre-MAY-suh)  It’s a Spanish word that means “over the table.” It’s when you sit and keep talking after dinner’s over.
  3. Engili – (EN-guh-lee)  In parts of India, it’s a term for food that someone’s already taken a bite out of.
  4. Shemomedjamo – (sheh-mo-meh-CHAHMO)  In the country of Georgia, it’s a word for when you’re full, but keep eating anyway. They also have a much shorter way of saying “day after tomorrow.” The word for it is “zeg.”
  5. Kummerspeck – (KOOMER-shpeck)  It’s a German word that literally means “grief bacon.” It’s when you overeat because you’re sad about something.
  6. Kalsarikännit – (call-sar-ee-CAH-nit)  It’s Finnish. It’s when you get drunk alone at home in your underwear, with no plans to go anywhere or do anything.
  7. Pelinti – (pell-INTY)  In Ghana, it’s the word for when you bite into something really hot, and have to move it around in your mouth so it doesn’t burn you.
  8. Tartle – It’s a Scottish word for when you want to introduce someone, but hesitate because you can’t remember their name.

Sources – mnn.com, theweek.com

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