Among them is the German backpfeifengesicht, "a face badly in need of a fist"
You know that sorry state of affairs that is actually looking worse after a haircut? Or the urge to squeeze something that is unbearably cute? Or the euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love?
These are common things -- so common that they're among the wonderfully delightful and excruciatingly banal experiences that bind us together as humans. And yet they are not so common, apparently, that the English language has found words to express them. The second-most-spoken language in the world, as a communications system, sometimes drops the ball when it comes to de-idiomizing experience -- a fact that we are reminded of anew in the image above.
The infographic (full-size version here), created by design student Pei-Ying Lin, visualizes the relationship between a selection of foreign emotion-words and English ones. Depicted in the chart, which is published in PopSci, are five basic emotions (the large, yellow circles), along with several descriptive words related to each of those umbrella emotions (the smaller, green circles). Lin used descriptions from several-language-speaking sources to place foreign words -- the terms for which English has no synonyms, as depicted with large, red circles -- on the map, resulting in an emotion-constellation that is so delightful, it may well inspire in you some gigil (Filipino: roughly, "the urge to squeeze the cute").