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...

    A super-cutie.
    A li'l angel.
    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."

16 Fantastically Useful Words With No English Equivalent

  1. And THIS is best described as...

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    A jerk.
    An ass.
    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."

16 Fantastically Useful Words With No English Equivalent

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.