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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Egyszer volt budán kutyavásár Literal: "there was a dog-market in Buda only once"; translates to essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity Hungarian life fate exciting
Noroke To brag about or sing the praises of the person you love Japanese love emotion
Erkelmek Teasing someone with repeating what they say Nogay interaction funny
Töörõõm work fun': finding the simple joys in everyday tasks. Estonian work feeling
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Andria (ανδρεία) Both valour and courage, expressed in actions in front of the face of danger Greek strength character
Kyoiku mama A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement Japanese family work growth
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Kintsukuroi To repair with gold. Understanding that a piece is more beautiful for having broken. Japanese beauty change
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Propuh A draft of air usually created by opening doors on opposite sides of the house or windows in a car. Some believe it can cause diseases or even kill you. Bosnian adverse physical
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
Ádvaita (अद्वैत) non-dual; the notion that there is only one reality. Sanskrit measurement philosophy
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Boketto The act of gazing vacantly into the distance. Japanese thinking
Retrouvailles Lit. 'rediscovery'; a reunion (e.g., with loved ones after a long time apart). French friends family
Magari maybe, hopeful wish, wistful regret, in my dreams, if only. Italian thinking
कौतुक (Kautuk) What is required is steady, constructive effort, not lightning speed and empty show Marathi philosophy persistence
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature




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