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Here are my top ten words, compiled from online collections, to describe love, desire and relationships that have no real English translation, but that capture subtle realities that even we English speakers have felt once or twice. As I came across these words I’d have the occasional epiphany: “Oh yeah! That’s what I was feeling...” 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. Oh yes, this is an exquisite word, compressing a thrilling and scary relationship moment. It’s that delicious, cusp-y moment of imminent seduction. The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English | Marriage 3.0

The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English | Marriage 3.0

Longman English Dictionary Online

Longman English Dictionary Online Search any word using the power of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. The quickest and easiest way to look up any word while you are working on the web. Fully searchable contents of the A-Z text of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Selected headwords pronounced in British and American English (Buy the full CD-ROM version for pronunciation of ALL headwords, including names of people and places) Selected example sentences pronounced, to help you improve your intonation (Buy the full CD-ROM version to hear 88,000 example sentences pronounced)