Ever been caught out in a situation you have no idea how you’re going to explain? Or maybe you’ve longed for something that you know is just that little bit out of reach?
Well it turns out there’s a word for both of those things.
The latest video from The School of Life explores the German words that aim to condense hard-to-describe emotions into a single expression (you’ve probably already heard of “Schadenfreude”, which is on there, but there are a bunch of lesser-known ones too).
“Fremdschämen” — a word which means a feeling of embarrassment on behalf of a friend — might be our favourite. Read more…