There are many reasons "Portuguese" is one of my favourite languages, but this one is the most predominant.
There is one word in the Portuguese dictionary that no other language in the world has a translation or synonym for! This word is "Saudades".
I may attempt to define this word but before I do, please remember it will never be as accurate and as beautiful as its true meaning.
Many definitions online are trying to make it come across as a very melancholic and sorrowful feeling. Don't be misguided. The feeling can also be harmonious and pleasant to feel as it sometimes awakens you to feelings you didn't know you had for someone or something.
Saudade is a feeling of longing. Its like saying to someone who is far away "I have a lot of "missings" for you. It's missing someone who isn't there and you're trying to transmit to them exactly how much of you is missing them.
Through this passionate word you can tell a lot about yourself, your loved ones, how you feel about places, things etc.. It is a truly powerful word which without it, I could never really convey my inner feelings about missing my family, friends and loved ones.
This post goes out to anyone you're missing right now....