My favorite (untranslatable) Hindi words

Marta Allegue Souto - India


June 3, 2018

1.

Golmaal गोलमाल

Chaos. This word is formed by
two other Hindi words: gol (round, circle) and maal (wealth).

 

2.
Rishta रिश्ता

An inexplicable connection
with another soul.

 

3.
Masakali
मसाकली

Aspiring to fly high through
peace and liberation.

 

4.
Gulcharrey
गुलचरे

Enjoying life to the fullest
with no aim, target or desire to fulfil in life.

 

5.
Jazbaa
जज्बा

A strong desire or passion

 

6.
Jijivisha
जिजिविषा

A strong eternal desire to
live and continue living.

 

7.
Jugaad
जुगाड़

Making something work with
what you have.

 

8.
Hunkaar
हुंकार

A battle cry of a dozen lions
roaring to the beat of the drums.

 

9.
Gagan-chumbi
गगनचुम्बी

Being tall enough to kiss the
sky.

 

10.
 Riyaz रियाज

Practicing music every day.

 

11.
 Indriya इन्द्रियाँ

The physical strength of the
five senses.

 

Marta Allegue Souto