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16 Fantastically Useful Words With No English Equivalent

Because sometimes you need to say something REALLY specific.

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  1. This is best described as...

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    Incorrect
    A super-cutie.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A li'l angel.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A gigil.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Textbook gigil.

    Which is Tagalog (Filipino) for "something that is so ridiculously cute you are overcome with the urge to pinch it."

  1. And THIS is best described as...

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    A jerk.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    An ass.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A backpfeifengesicht.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Chris Brown has the world's most obvious backpfeifengesicht.

    Which is the German term for "a face in need of a fist."

See? And there are plenty more foreign-language words that are just as useful.

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In conclusion: May you never have to dine on kummerspeck.

 
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