Word of the Week: Serendipity

Serendipity: finding something pleasant without actively searching for it; unexpected and lucky discoveries. The word was coined in 1754 and came from The Three Princes of Serendip, the title of a fairytale in which the princes experienced many chance events. 

It is an untranslatable word because there is no exact equivalent word in most other languages.

Example Comic on a Serendipitous Meeting:

How To Say ‘Serendipity’ in Different Languages:

Spanish Buena suerte (pronounced bu-ena soo-er-teh; good luck)
Arabic حظ جيّد، حسن الصدف  (pronounced hagan-jaydan hasan-ulsudof; coincidence)
GermanGlücklicher Zufall (pronounced glook-li-ker zu-fie-y; happy accident)
ItalianColpo di fortuna (pronounced col-po dee for-too-na; good fortune)
Korean행운 (pronounced haeng-un; good fortune)

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