Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Learn a new word!
There isn't an equivalent in English, which makes this new word extra exotic and sexy.

Saudade (European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ]Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdadʒi]Galician: [sawˈðaðe]; plural saudades)[1] describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. It's related to the feelings of longing, yearning.

I wanted to include a picture with this post, but I am not sure what to add. I think the words themselves are pretty beautiful. My friend Julia found it when she was missing/yearning/saudade-ing for Smith and needed a word better than nostalgia. It's so true. You will never be able to relive that time in school. It's so sad. 

p.s. in German, the equivalent is sehnsucht

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