Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Words - Fiero, Schadenfreude, Naches

Fiero, Schadenfreude, Naches – describe emotions and there are no English equivalents for these words.

Fiero – pride in one’s accomplishment (italian)

Schadenfreude - Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others (german)

Naches – Joy – especially derived from children (Yiddish)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like your blog. Please credit Nancy Etcoff's 2004 presentation at TED for fiero, schadenfreude and naches. Her talk is especially helpful and informative, and you should pass it on.

Gunnar Recht
Littleton, Colorado