6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent

Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.


Pronunciation: saw•’dah•djee

Origin: Portugese

Definition: n., a strong feeling of missing someone you love.

This may be one of the most romantic words ever spoken.


Pronunciation: ’tooq•bur•nah

Origin: Arabic

Definition: n., a love so deep, you can’t imagine life without your partner. Literal English translation: “You bury me.”

Who knew romantic words could be so, well, morbid?


Pronunciation: ‘rhoo•trooh•vahy

Origin: French

Definition: n., the joy of reuniting with someone after a long separation. Literally “rediscovery.”

The French might have invented some of the most romantic words ever. 


Pronounced: uhns•’rah

Origin: Boro (language of India)

Definition: n., the bittersweet feeling that occurs in those who know their love won’t last.


Pronunciation: ‘mah•mih•lah•pee•nah•tah•pay

Origin: Fuegian (language of Tierra del Fuego)

Definition: n., a look between two people in love that expresses unspoken but mutual desire.

Koi No Yokan

Pronunciation: ‘koy•noh•yo•kin

Origin: Japanese

Definition: n., upon meeting someone, the feeling that the two of you may soon fall in love.

On the flip side, not every English word can be translated either. 

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