Doesn’t a single word from a different language add enormous charm to the whole conversation you make with some one?
Lets take out time to appreciate and draw out some of the most interesting words from some foreign languages. These words are not just interesting to use rather at times it would be hard to recall a English word for the context.
1. Jugaad – Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi
Jugaad (alternatively Juggaar) is a colloquial Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi word. It could also refer to an innovative fix or a simple work-around, a solution that bends the rules, or a resource that can be used in such a way. It is also often used to signify creativity – to make existing things work, or to create new things with meager resources.
2. Bakku-shan – Japanese
Japanese slang term, which describes the experience of seeing a woman who appears pretty from behind but not from the front.
3. Greng-jai – Thai
That feeling you get when you don’t want someone to do something for you because it would be a pain for them.
To be greng jai is to be considerate or deferential – to act in such a manner as not to cause offence, loss of face, discomfort or embarassment to another person.
4. Koi No Yokan – Japanese
The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love.
5. Mencolek – Indonesian
You know that old trick where you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them? The Indonesians have a word for it.
Have a good time flaunting your foreign vocab. 😀