saudade

wpid-wp-1430043627284.jpeg Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that has no direct translation in English. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing may never return. A stronger form of saudade may be felt towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown, such as a lost lover, or a family member who has gone missing, moved away, separated, or died.

*CORRECTION IN THE PICTURE: The word is spelled ‘SAUDADE’.

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16 thoughts on “saudade

  1. English, as rich in vocabulary it is…all those synonyms and antonyms…has some needed growth. I struggle with retaining any Spanish, but a gift I would love to have is one of learning languages. Maybe in my next life. BUT I love this word because doesn’t this bittersweet longing affect all of us, especially as we grow older.

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    • Exactly. This words can be used by all human kind, to define this feeling, at some point of time. They all experience it.
      I too want to learn more languages. I only know three, yet. It’s never too late to learn. Start with it. Pick a language today, and start learning. 🙂

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