Schadenfreude in other languages

J. Clancy Clements (Kapil) clements at INDIANA.EDU
Sun May 4 20:10:45 UTC 1997

On Sun, 4 May 1997, Ron Kuzar wrote:

> [...] we focus on semantics and try to see if it says anything about
> cultural differences in social values. This is where i would like your
> advice: Do you think there is an expression for
> pleasure-in-other's-misfortune in English? (like there is Schadenfreude in
> German?), Do you know of such an expression in any other language you know?
> I couldn't find such an expression in English (there is gloating, and there
> is rejoicing in other's calamity, but they are not exactly the same as
> Schadenfreude). I am trying to find more languages like English that don't
> have it, and languages like Hebrew and German that do have a word for this
> emotion.

There is another, somewhat related expression

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