Calling all word porn lovers! We’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful, thoughtful and honestly, make-your-eyeballs-water words from other languages that don’t have any equivalent in English...
Meraki – Greek
To do something with the utmost pleasure, soul or love, and leave something of yourself in the work.
Gigil – Filipino
The irresistible urge to squeeze or pinch something that is too cute.
Ya’arburnee – Arabic
A hopeful declaration that you will die before someone you love deeply does, because you can’t stand to live without them. It literally translates as ‘you bury me’.
Cafune - Brazilian Portuguese
The act of tenderly running your fingers through your lover’s hair.
A cuddle or hug that is warm, safe and welcoming.
Koi No Yokan - Japanese
The feeling of when you first meet someone that the two of you are going to fall in love.
Bilita Mpash - Bantu
The opposite of a nightmare; a dream so amazing, ‘good’ doesn’t cover it.
Waldeinsamkeit - German
The feeling of solitude and connectedness to nature when walking alone in the woods.
Commuovere - Italian
A story that is so beautiful and heartwarming you are moved to happy tears.
Gezellig - Dutch
All the good thing in life; the cozy feeling that comes from the familiarity of a warm home, or the pleasure of being with your friends, or the joyful ambience of a party.
Gumusservi - Turkish
The glimmer of moonlight on water.
Kvell - Yiddish
To feel pride and strong delight in another person’s success.