Quiz: Unique Words From Other Languages Quiz!
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Unique Words From Other Languages Quiz!
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

While English has more words than many other languages, there are still a lot of wonderful words out there that just don't exist in English. Test your global word savvy with this How Stuff Works quiz!

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This German word means "a face that needs a fist."
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This Japanese word means "buying a book and not reading it."
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This Russian word means "a child who asks too many questions."
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This French word describes feeling out of place in a foreign country.
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This German word refers to things that are tacky and gaudy.
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This German word means "the weight gain from emotional eating."
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This Portuguese word describes someone who goes to a funeral only to eat the food.
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This French word describes people who sit in coffee shops for hours without spending much.
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This word used in the Czech and Slovak languages translates literally to "ring out."
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This Korean word describes being able to expertly gauge someone else's emotions and act correctly.
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This word is Welsh for "an insincere smile."
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This Japanese word means "to look worse after a haircut."
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This Italian word is the word for someone that doesn't care about politics or societal issues.
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This Swedish word means "getting up early to appreciate nature."
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This Scottish verb means "to stumble introducing someone whose name you can't remember."
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This Dutch word refers to the excitement and happiness felt before a fun event starts.
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This Yagan word roughly translates to "the look shared between two people who both want something, but are shy about initiating it."
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This German word is used to describe a very short person.
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This Japanese word refers to the act of staring blankly into space.
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This Danish word describes a cozy and warm feeling of intimate belonging.
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This Japanese word means "to test out a new weapon on defenseless stranger."
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This Filipino word means "the urge to squeeze something cute."
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This Norwegian word applies to anything you can put in a sandwich.
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This Arabic word is a morbid declaration of love.
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This Swedish word refers to the perfect amount.
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This Turkish word means "moonlight shining on water."
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This Greek word means "to put your soul into your work."
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This Sanskrit word is all about taking joy in other people's happiness.
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This Maguindanao word means to wear clothes in the bath.
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This Norwegian word means to sit outside enjoying a beer on a beautiful day.
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This Spanish word refers to a person's magnetic power to attract others.
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This Indonesian word refers to a joke told so bad that it becomes funny.
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This Georgian word is for when you're full, but your meal is so good you can't stop eating.
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This German word means "longing to be somewhere you aren't."
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This Ulwa word describes the creepy phantom sensation of things crawling on your skin.
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