DutchOverheidA general term for government institutions.

Feel free to downvote because I don't really know if this is *that* untranslateable, but I always find myself grasping for this word in both German and English. Whereas "government" often refers to a specific administration, like the "Blair government", especially in European contexts, overheid differentiates from the Dutch "regering" because it generally doesn't refer to the legislature or executive and much more to government bureaucracy. You would pay your taxes to the overheid, but the overheid doesn't decide what to do with your taxes, it only spends them.