But how about the one for when you think of a witty comeback too late to say it? Or the one to describe the anticipation that has you looking out of the window every few minutes to see if someone has arrived?
Well, here they are. Translation company Morningside Translations has gathered together 50 words for all situations in life, from Japanese ‘tsundoku’ (leaving a book unread after buying) to Korean ‘dapjeongneo’ (when someone has already decided the answer they want to hear after asking a question and are just waiting for you to say it).
How about ‘age-otori’ (Japanese), meaning to look worse after a haircut, or the Scottish ‘tartle’ – the hesitation when introducing somebody because you've forgotten their name (something we’re extremely familiar with).
Take a look at the infographic below (or click the image to view separately), expand your vocabulary and we'll see you in the pub later to come up with some schnapsidee…
Images: Morningside Translations