16 Fantastically Useful Words With No English Equivalent

1. Now, English has a lot going for it for sure.

But other languages have some expressions that we should probably adopt. For example:

  1. This is best described as…


    1. A super-cutie.


    2. A li’l angel.


    3. A gigil.



    X


    Textbook gigil.

    Which is Tagalog (Filipino) for “something that is so ridiculously cute you are overcome with the urge to pinch it.”

  1. And THIS is best described as…
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    1. A jerk.


    2. An ass.


    3. A backpfeifengesicht.



    X


    Chris Brown has the world’s most obvious backpfeifengesicht.

    Which is the German term for “a face in need of a fist.”

4. See? And there are plenty more foreign-language words that are just as useful.

In conclusion: May you never have to dine on kummerspeck.

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