Amazing words that don’t exist in English — but really should. There are a lot of terms missing from the English dictionary that perfectly describe many common aspects of everyday life.
From very specific emotions to awkward situations, the Spanish language can describe certain scenarios we’ve all experienced perfectly, while the English vocabulary falls short.
Example, “estrenar” a new car
This word is commonly used in Spanish. “Estrenar” describes wearing something for the very first time.
“Pena ajena” means “to be embarrassed for someone.” Have you ever seen someone wear or do something embarrassing and you feel a pang of shame for that person? Well, in Spanish there’s a way to describe that feeling. “Pena ajena” or “Verguenza ajena” is a phrase used to describe the feeling of