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13 words with no direct English translation

Here is a list of untranslatable words from international people in Cardiff!

The English language may be the universal language but as all things, it is finite. There is always a certain feeling, expression, or scenario that an English word can’t quite grasp entirely.

As Cardiff is a multicultural place, we gathered 13 words from people living in the city who come from different parts of the globe to share with us their favourite word in their language.

1. Cafuné (Portuguese) 

CafunePortuguese

2. Wu (Chinese)

WuChinese

3. Dalkas (Greek)

DalkasGreek

4. Kilig (Filipino)

KiligFilipino

5. Crogiolarsi (Italian)

CogiolarsiItalian

6. Katro (Indonesian)

KatroIndonesian

7.  Retrouvailles (French)

RetrouvaillesFrench

9. Won (Korean)

WonKorean

10. Sobremesa (Spanish)

SobremesaSpanish

11. Uitwaaien (Dutch)

UitwaaienDutch

12. Viraha (Hindi)

VirahaHindi

13. Pochemuchka (Russian)

Russian