What is Mamihlapinatapai?

Mamihlapinatapai is not an English word, but a word from Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego. This was named as the ‘most succinct word’ by The Guinness Book of World Records. It is also one of the most difficult words to translate in other languages.

Mamihlapinatapai is when two people, usually a girl and a boy, looks at each other in expectation that one would initiate some topic or action that both of them desires. But none starts first.

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