Cool Words the English Language is Missing
Name examples of useful words that do not have an equivalent in English!
My example would be "pang-ilan", which is a Filipino word. In English, we only have the who, what, where, why, when and how questions (in addition to which and whose). Pang-ilan is a very useful type of question. Here's an example of its usage:
Obama is the president of the USA.
So the closest thing you can do in English is something like, Obama is the number what president of the USA?
Your turn now!
A family I know made up the word GLOSHY for a supreme embarrassment - the sort of "Beam me up, Scotty" moments that you remember for life. It caught on, and has become a useful word for a lot of people.