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More Words Without An English Equivalent.
(utntil some smartass corrects me)


Shemomedjamo
(Georgian)
A word to describe when you're full, but the meal is so tasty that you can't stop eating it. This word translates as “I accidentally ate the whole thing.”

Pelinti
(Buli, Ghana)
You know when you take a bite of something, but it's too hot, so you kind roll it around your mouth and make noises of discontent until it's cool enough to keep vhewing and swallow? The Ghanaians have a word for that. More specifically, it means “to move hot food around in your mouth.”

Layogenic
(Tagalog)
Remember in Clueless when Cher describes someone as “a full-on Monet…from far away, it’s OK, but up close it’s a big old mess”? That’s exactly what this word means.

Rhwe
(Tsonga, South Africa)
THere's a word to describe the end result of too many tequila shots. This one means “to sleep on the floor without a mat, while drunk and naked.”

Tags: african, english: georgian, indigenous people, tagalog, wordsmith: nerdfury
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