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Words that don’t exist in English

A sampling from a new collection of words and phrases from around the world for which English has no direct counterpart (e.g. Pesamenteiro
— Portuguese: one who joins groups of mourners at the home of a dead
person, apparently to offer condolences but in reality is just there
for the refreshments, and Poronkusema — Finnish: the distance equal to how far a reindeer can travel without a comfort break.)

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