Linguistic Treasures

Uitwaaien

Dutch – v. to walk in the wind, but in the more figurative (and commonly used) sense, it means to take a brief break in the country side to clear one’s head. (listverse.com) To get “blown-out” by the wind.

Saudade

Portuguese – n. “refers to the feeling of longing for something or someone that you love and which is lost.” Fado music, a type of mournful singing, relates to suadade. (altalang.com)

Dietrologia

Italian – n. the surface or official explanation for something can rarely be the real one. There’s always something behind, or dietro, that surface. (economist.com) The belief that hidden dimensions underlie surface reality. (buzzfeed.com)

Hygge

Danish – n. a “complete absence of anything annoying, irritating or emotionally overwhelming, and the presence of and pleasure from comforting, gentle and soothing things”. (listverse.com)

Dépayser

French – v. To go beyond your comfort zone.

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