The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

3 Points

I noticed Merkel picked up on this during her speech about the tragic flooding, tbh though the reason these words don’t exist is because we just don’t need them.

2 Points

Have you ever felt a little mbuki-mvuki – the irresistible urge to “shuck off your clothes as you dance”? Perhaps a little kilig – the jittery fluttering feeling as you talk to someone you fancy? How about uitwaaien – which encapsulates the revitalising effects of taking a walk in the wind?

Well, it’s because these aren’t emotions. They are words to describe a feeling, not an emotion.

2 Points