Emotion concepts from non-English languages
Chapter 9 endnote 14, from Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:
Pick another language and seek out its concepts for which your language has no words, like the Dutch emotion of togetherness, gezellig, and the Greek feeling of major guilt, enohi. Each word is another invitation to construct your experiences in new ways.
Want to learn some more non-English emotion words that don't translate into English? Check out the sites below.
- 21 Untranslatable Foreign Words That Perfectly Describe The Little Moments In Life That Impact Us The Most (thoughtcatalog.com)
- 7 words that should be added to Berkeley’s lingo dictionary (dailycal.org)
- 10 Words Not Available in English (yishun-english-tuition.blogspot.co.uk)
- 38 Wonderful Foreign Words We Could Use in English (mentalfloss.com)
- 30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages (boredpanda.com)
- 12 untranslatable words (and their translations) (theguardian.com)
- Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Catalog of Beautiful Untranslatable Words from Around the World (brainpickings.org)
- Untranslatable Words From Around The World (babbel.com)
- European Untranslatable Words (europeisnotdead.com)
- 15 Untranslatable Words You Wish Existed in English (lingholic.com)
- 20 awesomely untranslatable words from around the world (matadornetwork.com)
- Ten Most Difficult Words to Translate and 5 More Difficult Words to Translate (altalang.com)
- 14 wonderful words with no English equivalent (theweek.com)
- Unspeakableness (peiyinglin.net)
- Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows and Dictionary of Obscure Joys
- Positive Lexography (drtimlomas.com)
- The Glossary of Happiness (newyorker.com)
- 13 Untranslatable Words (publishersweekly.com)
- Top 10 ‘untranslatable’ words that should exist in English (swiftkey.com)
- 28 Beautiful Words The English Language Should Steal (buzzfeed.com)
- 27 Brilliant Words You Didn’t Know You Needed (buzzfeed.com)
- 23 Perfect Words For Emotions You Never Realised Anyone Else Felt (buzzfeed.com)
- Emotion classification (psychology.wikia.com)
- One Word Phrases (one-word-phrases.tumblr.com)
Notes on the Notes
- Lomas, Tim. 2016. "Towards a positive cross-cultural lexicography: Enriching our emotional landscape through 216 ‘untranslatable’ words pertaining to well-being." The Journal of Positive Psychology 11 (5): 546-558.