There’s A Word For That: 14 Foreign Words That Perfectly Encapsulate Ideas That English Forgot

The people of Tierra Del Fuego sure are passive-aggressive:

Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego)

This word captures that special look shared between two people, when both are wishing that the other would do something that they both want, but neither want to do.

Or they’re just efficient wordsmiths that don’t have time to sit around explaining this in English.


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