One of the best words not in the English language (although have we appropriated it yet?) is schadenfreude--feeling happy at someone else's misfortune. But that's not the only word we need in English. Check out some of the words other countries have that describe that thing you've been feeling but couldn't name.
A couple favorites:
- Espirit d'escalier (French): When you think of the perfect verbal comeback... much too late.
- Backpfeifengesicht (German): A face badly in need of a fist.
- Tatemae and Honne (Japanese): What you pretend to believe and what you actually believe, respectively.
- Sgiomlaireachd (Scottish Gaelic)
Which foreign word is your favorite?