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Travel is filled with emotions. Anytime you go somewhere, you’re giving yourself the chance to be delighted, to fall in love, to feel out of place, to find comfort. That’s a big part of why we like to get out there — and yet sometimes nothing in the English language adequately explains these experiences. Or at least not as succinctly as these foreign travel-related words we’ve gathered below. We’re keeping these in our back pocket for the next time we’re grasping for a word to capture a specific, evocative moment from our journeys, and we invite you to do the same.

Waldeinsamkeit (German): The feeling of solitude in a forest.

Bausünde (German): An architectural eyesore.

Dépaysement (French): The feeling that comes of being a foreigner.

Trouvaille (French): A valuable discovery or a lucky find.

Madrugada (Spanish): The period between late-night and early-morning.

Saudade (Portuguese): A deep emotional state of nostalgia or longing for an absent someone or something.

Hygge (Danish): The feeling and atmosphere that arises when you get comfy in the company of others.

Forelsket (Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.

Trúnó (Icelandic): The act of getting in a very private, confessional conversation with someone, usually accompanied by alcohol.

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