gigil

gigil
—  (noun) Gigil is an untranslatable Tagalog word, from the language of the Philippines, which has made it into our list of most beautiful feelings for its adorability factor. To experience gigil means to be overcome by a sudden urge to pinch or squeeze something/someone that is irresistibly cute! We are surprised that there is not a word for this in every language, especially since most of us are fascinated by puppies, kittens, babies, and even our romantic partners. Next time you are overcome by gigil when you see your boyfriend/girlfriend or puppy, remember with bliss and satisfaction that this emotion has not been wasted in the spectrum of sentiments. 
Boyfriend Diaries: Gigil

Gigil (Tagalog), n.:  That shivery, teeth-gritting thrill that accompanies a strong urge to lay your hands on something (while possibly holding yourself back from doing so). It usually happens when you see something super adorable (ex. wanting to pinch a baby’s cheek), but can also be caused by something that makes you gut-wrenchingly angry (ex. wanting to punch someone). (source: Quora)

Me: *imitates the jazz music that’s being played in Gab’s car* tututurrruuurooooo prapapooorarrooooo tanannuuunnn tunnnn–
Gab: *slaps my thigh*
Me: What the – What was that for?!
Gab: YOU’RE JUST SO CUTE!!!!
Me: Well, violence is never the answer.

Aminin mo. Aminin mo nanggigil ka sa kanya minsan. Yung tipong nasasaktan mo na siya kasi gigil na gigil kang halikan siya ng paulit ulit sa mukha niya. Gustong gusto mong kinakagat siya sa braso tapos mangiyak ngiyak na siya sa sakit. Gustong gusto mo kunware sinasakal siya habang paulit ulit mong pinabibigkas ang pangalan mo. Iisipin ng iba na mapanakit ang pagmamahalan niyo, pero hindi eh, ganun lang talaga kayo kalambing sa isa’t isa. Ganun kayo ka-komportable sa isa’t isa. 

gigil [gee-guhl]
—  (noun) Gigil is an untranslatable Tagalog word, from the language of the Philippines, which has made it into our list of most beautiful feelings for its adorability factor. To experience gigil means to be overcome by a sudden urge to pinch or squeeze something/someone that is irresistably cute! We are surprised that there is not a word for this in every language, especially since most of us are fascinated by puppies, kittens, babies, and even our romantic partners. Next time you are overcome by gigil when you see your boyfriend/girlfriend or puppy, remember with bliss and satisfaction that this emotion has not been wasted in the spectrum of sentiments.