Definition of Sprachgefühl in English:

Sprachgefühl

Pronunciation /ˈSHpräkɡəˌf(y)o͞ol/ /ˈʃprɑkɡəˌf(j)ul/

noun

  • 1Intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language.

    • ‘it's not genes or culture but Sprachgefühl that sets the French apart from the Finns, and the Russians from the Romanians’
    1. 1.1The essential character of a language.
      • ‘each language has its own personality, or Sprachgefühl, which limits its speakers to a certain mode of thought’

Origin

German, from Sprache ‘speech, a language’ + Gefühl ‘feeling’.