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another list of untranslatable words ☕️

fernweh - german: longing for far-off places; feeling homesick for a place you have never been to
siping - filipino: the tender act of lying beside someone
wabi-sabi (侘寂) - japanese: concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics, world view centered on the acceptance of the natural cycle of growth and decay
gökotta - swedish: waking up early in the morning to go out to hear the birds sing
aware (哀れ) - japanese: from the phrase “mono no aware” which translates to “a sensitivity to ephemera”; the impermanence of moments of transcendent beauty
kyōiku mama (教育ママ) - japanese: a stereotyped figure in modern Japanese society portrayed as a mother who pushes her children into academic achievements
muditā - sanskrit: the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being and happiness
torschlusspanik - german: literally “gate-closing panic”; refers to the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages
ichigo ichie (一期一会) - japanese: idiom that describes a cultural concept of treasuring gatherings with people; a reminder to cherish moments and meetings with people because they can never be replicated; each moment is always once in a lifetime
saudade - portuguese: the bittersweet feeling of longing for or missing something or someone that you love and which or who is lost
dapjeongneo (답정너) - korean: when somebody has already decided the answer they want to hear after asking a question and are waiting for you to say that exact answer
aranyhíd - hungarian: literally “golden bridge”; defined as the glistening reflection of the sun on the ocean
jìng huā shuǐ yuè (鏡花水月) - chinese: literally means “Mirror Flower, Water Moon”; a visible entity that cannot be touched or grasped, like a flower reflected in a mirror or the moon reflected on the water’s surface
yoko meshi (横飯) - japanese: literal meaning “a meal eaten sideways”; used to describe the stress of speaking a foreign language
uitwaaien - dutch: literally to walk with the wind; the act of walking outside in the fresh air to clear one’s head
sprezzatura - italian: to make whatever one does or says appear to be effortless, studied carelessness; form of defensive irony
(h)onne (本音) - japanese: more common with tatemae (建前); the contrast between a person’s true feelings and desires that are often kept hidden, except with one’s closest friends (本音) and the socially acceptable behavior and opinions one displays in public (建前)
guanxi (关系) - chinese: a central idea in the Chinese business society; the ways of getting things done by doing favours - “once a favour is done, an unspoken obligation exists, [so] people often try to refuse gifts, because, sooner or later, they may have to repay the debt”
meraki (μεράκι) - greek: doing something with passion, absolute devotion and attention, with soul and love; when you put something of yourself into what you’re doing
pena ajena - (mexican) spanish: the embarrassment you feel because of the actions of others or someone else’s humiliation; second-hand embarrassment

list no.1

HUMO: You’re a feminist, you have already said that several times. Many young women do not like being associated with feminism, because in their eyes it is a movement that forbids them to wear heels.

Evelyne Brochu: Feminists are the reason that I can vote, and my main concern is not whether I should wear heels or not, but that I might soon lose that acquired right as a woman. That Donald Trump is completely disturbed. The first thing he did as president, was to abolish subsidies for abortion clinics. And isn’t it scary what humiliating statements the most powerful man in the world can make about women? Everybody says: “They are just words.” But words set the motion more often than you think. A man thinks much faster now, “If the most powerful man can say that, it is okay if I say it too.” While women previously where not given the same room as men to be angry, or different, or crazy, a man is admired for those things, “Look how strong he is and what strong opinions he has.” A woman would be called hysterical.

Women are constantly belittled. We are told how we should behave if we want to be loved. That’s my biggest concern. I could care less about those heels.

This is a translation of Ebro’s interview with a Belgium magazine. For the full translated interview keep reading.

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