10 Beautiful Japanese Words That Don't Exist in Spanish

10 Beautiful Japanese Words That Don't Exist in Spanish

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By Yoshiaki Yamada

1. Itadakimasu

The word itadakimasu is related to the Buddhist principle of respecting all living beings. Before meals, itadakimasu is said to give thanks to the plants and animals that gave their lives for the food that you are going to consume. He also thanks all the people who have participated in the food preparation process. Itadakimasu means "humbly receive."

2. Otsukaresama

Otsukaresama means "you are tired." It is used to let someone know that you recognize their effort and hard work, and that you are grateful for it.

3. Komorebi

Komorebi refers to sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees.

4. Kogarashi

Kogarashi is the cold wind that lets us know of the arrival of winter.

5. Mono no aware

Mono no aware is a basic concept of the Japanese arts, which is usually translated as empathy or sensitivity. It refers to the ability to be surprised or moved, to feel a certain melancholy or sadness before the ephemeral, before life and love. An example that we all know is the passion of the Japanese for hanami, the appreciation of the blossoming of cherry trees.

6. Shinrin-yoku

Shinrin-yoku ("forest bath") is to go into the forest where everything is silent and calm to relax.

7. Yügen

Y? Gen is a knowledge of the universe that evokes emotional feelings that are inexplicably deep and too mysterious for words.

8. Shoganai

The literal meaning of Shoganai is "that cannot be helped", however it does not hint at despair or discouragement. It means accepting that something is out of your control. Encourage people to realize that it was not their fault and to move on without remorse.

9. Kintsugi / Kintsukuroi

Kintsukuroi is the art of ceramic repair joining the pieces with gold or silver and understanding that the piece is more beautiful because it has been broken.

10. Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi refers to a way of life that is focused on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decline.


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