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Closer match than the other more obvious but less fitting answers. Unlike Germanic languages, which perhaps are rooted in Calvinism, Protestantism, and a more 'here and now' rationality, and which contain many phrases that mean ecstasy, bliss, rapture, the more Catholic-oriented Latin languages tend to shy away from the expression of such great earthly pleasure - "happy" may be all that they are allowed to feel during their wait for heaven. Please correct or elaborate on my thoughts if you can! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer