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An Emotion

ponta 222 · April 19

Target Language - English

Today, I knew there is no English word that expresses "Kuyashii (くやしい)" in Japanese. This word seems to be translated as frustrating, upset, or regrettable, but they aren't as same as the original meaning.
Kuyashii is the emotion that you're shocked, frustrated, annoyed, or angry when you fail something or lose to someone. However, this emotion is not completely negative. It's often said that you can make more efforts by using it as a spring. Springs firstly contract and then jump higher.
When it comes to Olympic games, it's often said that third-place players are happier than second-place players. This is because the former wins but the latter loses in the final game. I guess even though they get a silver medal, they feel Kuyashii strongly because they weren't able to reach a gold medal and they ended their tournament with a loss.

I'm writing this entry because I felt Kuyashii today haha


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fabledlamb 84 April 19, 2021
An Emotion
Today, I knew there is no English word that expresses "Kuyashii (くやしい)" in Japanese.

Today, I klearnewd there is no English word that expresses "Kuyashii (くやしい)" in Japanese.

This word seems to be translated as frustrating, upset, or regrettable, but they aren't as same as the original meaning.
Kuyashii is the emotion that you're shocked, frustrated, annoyed, or angry when you fail something or lose to someone.

Kuyashii is the emotion that you feel when you're shocked, frustrated, annoyed, or angry when you fail something or lose to someone.

However, this emotion is not completely negative.
It's often said that you can make more efforts by using it as a spring.
Springs firstly contract and then jump higher.

Springs firstly contract and then jump higher.

When it comes to Olympic games, it's often said that third-place players are happier than second-place players.
This is because the former wins but the latter loses in the final game.
I guess even though they get a silver medal, they feel Kuyashii strongly because they weren't able to reach a gold medal and they ended their tournament with a loss.
I'm writing this entry because I felt Kuyashii today haha

Overall feedback & comment:

Interesting entry! Good job!
Comment added on 04/19/2021