10 Untranslatable Foreign Words For Everyone Who Loves Staying In

In Croatia, "fjaka" is the act of relaxing your body and mind and delighting in the feeling of doing nothing.

The rest of the world is finally figuring out what homebodies have known all along: staying in is just as good as (if not better than) going out. Seriously, why brave bad weather to go to a loud restaurant with a long wait time when you can be in the comfort of your own home with people you love and just order delivery? Why go to a crowded bar to have awful small talk with strangers when you can stay in and do things you actually enjoy? 

We're not saying you shouldn't ever go out ... just that it's awfully easy not to. You can get just about anything you need delivered right to your door, talk to new people on the dozens of dating apps at your fingertips, and stream entertainment in seconds. Plus, it just feels so damn good to be in the comfort of your own home. 

And we're not the only one who thinks so. In a series titled Close to Home, Shutterfly illustrated words from other cultures that perfectly describe life in the great indoors. These foreign words don't quite have an English equivalent, but they do describe feelings or experiences that anyone who loves staying in can relate to.  

You can check out the words in the project below.

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