Will someone who knows German tell me how to pronounce this word I've been searching for all my life and didn't know it? Ali of Something This Foggy Day has brought die Sehnsucht to my attention, though I think it likely I've come across it in C.S. Lewis' writing before. It's a word that has no equivalent in English, but it describes the intense longing that each of us feels but thinks is unique to us. The longing ache for what is beyond and other than ourselves. With Ali, I want to become friends with the author of this wikipedia article. And you? Do you know Sehnsucht?