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7 words we should definitely have in English...

.. but don’t.

THERE ARE AT least 250,000 words in the English language and yet, frustratingly, we still have problems articulating ourselves from time to time.

Everyday life would be a little less smooth without the words like pyjamas (thanks, India), ketchup (cheers,China) or breeze (ditto, Portugal) – but what about the words we haven’t adopted yet?

Here are just seven we should probably consider nabbing from other lanuages…

7 words we should definitely have in English...
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  • Kaelling (Denmark)

  • Tartle (Scotland)

  • Pesamenteiro (Portugal)

  • Jayus (Indonesia)

  • Giri-Giri (Hawaii)

  • Cafune (Brazil)

  • Gattara (Italy)

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