community: words of love

good morning! have you ever had that indescribable feeling of…ah!…something for another person? It’s just too hard to put into words?

maybe another language knows just how you are feeling…


Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone’s hair.

Retrouvailles (French):  The happiness of meeting again after a long time.

Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.

Koi No Yokan  (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.

Forelsket: (Norwegian):  The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.

Onsra: (Boro language of India): the bittersweet “to love for the last time”

Souhad: (Arabic): a love so consuming that you cannot fall asleep.


via 10 Beautiful Words About Love That Don’t Exist in English | Urbandud, huffington post, and more.


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