Infographic: Fifty Words Which Should Exist in English
All this borrowing (and not to mention outright theft) has given us a language whose rules would best be described as crazy, and the following infographic will only make things worse.
It details over 40 words from other languages which don’t quite translate into English, as well as a handful of words which do have English equivalents or have already been co-opted.
Some of the words, such as schadenfreude and tsundoku, are already used conversationally, while fika (Swedish) sounds like it falls somewhere between hanging out and the English concept of an afternoon tea.
Do you see any words you would like to use in a conversation?