Saudade (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a "vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist."

It’s interesting that saudade accommodates in one word the haunting desire for a lost love, or for an imaginary, impossible, never-to-be-experienced love. Whether the object has been lost or will never exist, it feels the same to the seeker, and leaves her in the same place: She has a desire with no future. Saudade doesn’t distinguish between a ghost, and a fantasy. Nor do our broken hearts, much of the time.


  1. ovo je divno, znala sam da ima veze sa nostalgijom i tugom, ali ovo je ispunilo i moja neocekivana ocekivanja :) thanks

  2. i tako nađem omiljenu riječ ove godine. wow. hvala.

  3. Bila je previše savršena da je zadržim za sebe. :-)


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