Linguistic Treasures


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. ( To get “blown-out” by the wind.


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. (


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


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


French – v. To go beyond your comfort zone.