Monday, May 28, 2012

Cunning Linguistics

A great list of words that don't quite have English equivalents.

H/T to Andy Liu, and his own added example that I can relate to: "Fernweh [German]: literally “farsickness”; an ache for the distance. Closest English word: wanderlust."

1 comment:

Abba said...

What? No Yiddish? Or have most of those words already become English?

schlemiel/schlemazel, etc...