Words that don't translate

#2 Product of the DayNovember 18, 2018

Eunoia is a searchable directory for words that *don't* translate. Search by word, language, or tag.

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Hi! I just finished the 24h challenge, where I made Eunoia. 🌎 I've been nomading around for a few years now and have always found it super interesting to find words that only exist in one particular language. Often I find that word, in some way, represents that culture pretty closely. For example, Ikigai, Kaizen, and Karoshi in Japanese. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»I wanted to create a searchable directory where people could find words that were interesting to them (ex: tags like "personal growth") or search by specific languages to get a better sense of that particular culture. πŸ™I stumbled upon the word Eunoia which in Latin means, "well-thinking" or "beautiful mind" which I felt like pretty well represented the uniqueness of these words and cultures. πŸ“ΉIf you'd like to watch how this was created, you can access my stream here. If you enjoy Eunoia, you can vote for it as part of the 24h challenge here. PS: Fun fact - Eunoia is the shortest word containing all five vowels.
@stephsmith Massive congrats on building Eunoia in 24 hours! It was so much fun watching your live stream πŸŽ₯ Love the super simple design too.
@anthilemoon Thank you for dropping in!! I loved watching your stream too. πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
@stephsmith this is such a great idea! I was talking to an Argentinian last week about this exact thing and how useful it would be to be able to look up the meanings! Massive congratulations on building this in 24 hours. You rock!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
@dinkydani21 Thanks Dani! So happy you find this useful and that you also participated! πŸ€—
@stephsmith Nice job on not only building but also launching this in 24 hours! Also, why haven't I ever heard the term "liquor corpse" before?? Haha! Schnapsleiche!

I know where I'll look next time I stumble upon that kind of word. It's actually pretty fun to just browse the list.


Original idea! I think it'd be useful for travelers & nomads.



This made my day, love it 😻😻😻
@jonathanvoelkle Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊
Awesome work Steph! Expect an incoming donation.
@iamfledge Omg no way!!! You would be my first. Thank you! πŸ™πŸ™
@stephsmith Ok, legit just tried but Paypal wants to charge me an additional $2 for cross-currency.... What about a Stripe integration?
@iamfledge Ah that sucks, PP really is the worst. I will look into Stripe but that'll take a bit of time I think since I've never integrated with it before. If you're still interested, maybe you could donate a 1 time payment to Patreon!
@stephsmith Done! They only charge 40Β’ which is reasonable with card processing fees; unlike PayPal's 100% markup! Consider me a first paying customer of Eunoia πŸ™Œ
@iamfledge Thank you so much @iamfledge!! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ€—
Funny idea @stephsmith ! You need a Wikipedia-like system for corrections though: I see the Spanish word 'anteayer' that has no translation in English but does have one in Dutch (and probably other languages).
@luca_spanjaard ah that's a good point! I guess there could be a column for languages that it actually can be translated into. πŸ™‚