Emotion concepts from non-English languages

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Chapter 9 endnote 14, from How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
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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?[1] Check out the sites below.

Notes on the Notes

  1. 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.