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)|
|German||Glücklicher Zufall (pronounced glook-li-ker zu-fie-y; happy accident)|
|Italian||Colpo di fortuna (pronounced col-po dee for-too-na; good fortune)|
|Korean||행운 (pronounced haeng-un; good fortune)|