Eunoia

Words that don't translate

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

Reviews

  • Clo
    CloBuilding a game with a turtle.
    Pros: 

    Browsing that makes you travel

    Cons: 

    None

    I like browsing Eunoia as it gives me the feeling that I'm travelling and discovering new cultures. Foreign languages vocabulary is cool, but it's even cooler when it's words that don't exist in your own tongue. These are meanings you probably wanted to convey at some point but you used 8 words to do that because you didn't have a dedicated idiom. And it gives you perspective on the cultures associated with these languages =)

    Clo has used this product for one day.
  • Marie Denis
    Marie Denis👩🏻‍💻 womenmake.com • 📖 threader.app
    Pros: 

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

    Cons: 

    None

    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.

    Marie Denis has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
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. 👩‍💻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. 🙏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. 📹If 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.
Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure Le Cunff@anthilemoon · Entrepreneur
@stephsmith Massive congrats on building Eunoia in 24 hours! It was so much fun watching your live stream 🎥 Love the super simple design too.
Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
@anthilemoon Thank you for dropping in!! I loved watching your stream too. 💛💛💛
Danielle Johnson
Danielle Johnson@dinkydani21 · UptimeBar | Leave Me Alone | ReleasePage
@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!! 🙌🙌
Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
@dinkydani21 Thanks Dani! So happy you find this useful and that you also participated! 🤗
Sarah Jackson
Sarah Jackson@sarah__jackson · Inweed | Product Hunt Clock
@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!
Jonathan Völkle
Jonathan Völkle@jonathanvoelkle · 20 y/o - student - python & nice people
This made my day, love it 😻😻😻
Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
@jonathanvoelkle Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊
Edward Woodcock
Edward Woodcock@iamfledge · Tech Co-Founder @ GetDinghy
Awesome work Steph! Expect an incoming donation.
Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
@iamfledge Omg no way!!! You would be my first. Thank you! 🙏🙏
Edward Woodcock
Edward Woodcock@iamfledge · Tech Co-Founder @ GetDinghy
@stephsmith Ok, legit just tried but Paypal wants to charge me an additional $2 for cross-currency.... What about a Stripe integration?
Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
@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! https://www.patreon.com/stephsmith
Edward Woodcock
Edward Woodcock@iamfledge · Tech Co-Founder @ GetDinghy
@stephsmith Done! They only charge 40¢ which is reasonable with card processing fees; unlike PayPal's 100% markup! Consider me a first paying customer of Eunoia 🙌
Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
@iamfledge Thank you so much @iamfledge!! 😍🙏🤗
Luca Spanjaard
Luca Spanjaard@luca_spanjaard · BrewTo.Eu
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).
Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
@luca_spanjaard ah that's a good point! I guess there could be a column for languages that it actually can be translated into. 🙂
Benjamin N. Spak
Benjamin N. Spak@benjaminspak · Started #301DaysOfCode & #DevGains.
Saw it on stream! Great work!
Steph Smith
Steph SmithMaker@stephsmith · NomadHubb + MYGA + Eunoia + FeMake
@benjaminspak Thanks Ben! Really appreciate you joining the stream as well 🙌