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Saudade

Saudade
LAURA FORMISANO

Pronunciation: saw•’dah•djee

Origin: Portuguese

Definition: n., a strong feeling of missing someone you love.

This may be one of the most romantic words ever spoken.

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Tuqburni

Tuqburni
LAURA FORMISANO

Pronunciation: ’tooq•bur•nah

Origin: Arabic

Definition: n., a love so deep, you can’t imagine life without your partner. Literal English translation: “You bury me.”

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Retrouvailles

Retrouvailles
LAURA FORMISANO

Pronunciation: ‘rhoo•trooh•vahy

Origin: French

Definition: n., the joy of reuniting with someone after a long separation. Literally “rediscovery.”

The French might have invented some of the most romantic words ever. Meanwhile, these 10 common saying sound way funnier in other languages. 

Onsra

Onsra
LAURA FORMISANO

Pronounced: uhns•’rah

Origin: Boro (language of India)

Definition: n., the bittersweet feeling that occurs in those who know their love won’t last.

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Mamihlapinatapai

Mamihlapinatapai
LAURA FORMISANO

Pronunciation: ‘mah•mih•lah•pee•nah•tah•pay

Origin: Fuegian (language of Tierra del Fuego)

Definition: n., a look between two people in love that expresses unspoken but mutual desire.

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Koi No Yokan

Koi No Yokan
LAURA FORMISANO

Pronunciation: ‘koy•noh•yo•kin

Origin: Japanese

Definition: n., upon meeting someone, the feeling that the two of you may soon fall in love.

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Source: RD.com

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