The Deliciousness of Words – 6

In continuation from earlier… Some of the most evocative words are in languages other than English and have no direct equivalents – here are some which have struck a chord in me. I’m going to post them a couple at a time, with explanations, for you to savour. 

And guys, feel free to contribute some more in languages you speak / know, which I can compile.

This week, who hasn’t felt this hasn’t lived… it’s the stuff that poetry is made of…only the French could come up with such a magically expressive phrase!

La douleur exquiseliterally means “the exquisite pain”; its meaning has become something used to describe that indescribable pain of being hurt by the one you love.

For those interested, here are the earlier ones in this series:

The Deliciousness of Words – V

The Deliciousness of Words – IV

The Deliciousness of Words – III

The Deliciousness of Words – II

The Deliciousness of Words – 1




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