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11个无法翻译的美丽外语
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 1. Swedish: Mångata 
  瑞典语:Mångata 
  The word for the glimmering, roadlike reflection that the moon creates on water. 
  这个词指的是月亮倒映在水面上闪闪发光,形成小路一样的倒影。
  2. French: Dépaysement 
  法语:Dépaysement 
  The feeling that comes from not being in one’s home country – of being a foreigner, or an immigrant, of being somewhat displaced from your origin. 
  这个词讲的是身处异国他乡的感觉——作为外国人或移民者,从本国文化中被抽离之后的无根飘零之感。
  3. German: Waldeinsamkeit 
  德语:Waldeinsamkeit 
  A feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods and a connectedness to nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson even wrote a whole poem about it. 
  这是形容一种孤独之感,一人独自在树林中与大自然相近相通。拉尔夫·瓦尔多·爱默生甚至还为此写过一首诗。
  4. Italian: Culaccino 
  意大利语:Culaccino 
  The mark left on a table by a cold glass. Who knew condensation could sound so poetic. 
  指的是冷杯子在桌上留下的痕迹。没想到冷凝的水汽也能听上去如此浪漫。
  5. Inuit: Iktsuarpok 
  因纽特语:Iktsuarpok 
  The feeling of anticipation that leads you to go outside and check if anyone is coming, and probably also indicates an element of impatience. 
  是一种迫使你出门看看是不是有人来了的预感,也可能在指焦躁的情绪。
  6. Japanese: Komorebi 
  日语:Komorebi 
  This is the word the Japanese have for when sunlight filters through the trees – the interplay between the light and the leaves. 
  日本人用这个词形容从树叶的缝隙中漏下来的阳光——是光和叶子相互作用的结果。
  7. Russian: Pochemuchka 
  俄语:Pochemuchka 
  Someone who asks a lot of questions. In fact, probably too many questions. We all know a few of these. 
  这个词指那些总是问问题的人。事实上,他们的问题可能都不必要。我们大家总会遇到几个这样的人。
  8. Indonesian: Jayus 
  印度尼西亚语:Jayus 
  Their slang for someone who tells a joke so badly, that is so unfunny you cannot help but laugh out loud.
  当有不善于讲笑话的人讲了个一点也不好笑的事情,而你却又不得哈哈大笑时,就可以用这个当地俚语来形容。
  9. Hawaiian: Pana Poʻo 
  夏威夷语:Pana Poʻo 
  You know when you forget where you've put the keys, and you scratch your head because it somehow seems to help your remember? This is the word for it. 
  当你忘记把钥匙放在哪里时会不自主地挠挠头,然后不知怎么回事儿就能回忆起来了。这个场景很熟悉吧?Pana Poʻo指的就是这种情况。
  10. Spanish: Sobremesa 
  西班牙语:Sobremesa 
  Spaniards tend to be a sociable bunch, and this word describes the period of time after a meal when you have food-induced conversations with the people you have shared the meal with. 
  西班牙人似乎都很擅于交际,这个词讲的就是同一桌吃饭的人在酒足饭饱后开始闲聊的情形。
  11. Urdu: Goya 
  乌尔都语:Goya 
  Urdu is the national language of Pakistan, but is also an official language in 5 of the Indian states. This particular Urdu word conveys a contemplative 'as-if' that nonetheless feels like reality, and describes the suspension of disbelief that can occur, often through good storytelling. 
  乌尔都语是巴基斯坦的国家正式用语,也是印度5个联邦的官方用语。这个词指那些感觉原本是真实存在,但深思冥想后又觉得“貌似”存在实为虚幻的事物。通常见于优秀故事中,形容发生过一些不可思议之事时使用。