Sunday, 29 January 2017

I learned a very interesting Chinese word today.

陌生感 (mòshēnggǎn)

Apparently, there is a term in psychology, "jamais vu" (in French it means "never seen"), which is the opposite of "déjà vu" and denotes a phenomenon when one experiences something familiar which seems unfamiliar.

And the word structure is very logical: "strange, unknown" + "feeling".