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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A way to declare your hope that your loved one will outlive you because of how unbearable it would be to live without them. Arabic love time strength
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Chaval al hazman (חבל אל הזמן) Literally "shame on time"; referring to an amazing experience that you don't want to end Yiddish beauty happiness time
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Mauri The essence that animates something living, but not human Māori nature
Fanaa (فناء) Used in a romantic, and spiritual sense. It could also mean breaking free, escaping ego, dying while your material body hasn’t Urdu fate love
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work or lifting a heavy bag. Japanese event physical work
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Kintsukuroi To repair with gold. Understanding that a piece is more beautiful for having broken. Japanese beauty change
Verklempt Completely overcome with emotion Yiddish emotion
Nintendo “Leave luck to heaven” or to leave one's fortune in the hands of fate Japanese philosophy fate
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Geis Taboo, prohibition; injunction; something you do (or don’t do), upon which your life depends, or which defines your life. Irish change fate
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Hikikomori When a young person who is obsessed with TV, video games, and the internet, withdraws from society Japanese habits society
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
Kairosclerosis A moment in which you realize that you're happy but simultaneously destroy that happiness by overthinking it English happiness refelction change
Paasa A person who leads someone on (intentionally or not). Appearing as if they are genuinely interested romantically when they aren’t Tagalog adverse interaction awareness
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Cwtch Wrapping of your arms around someone to make them feel safe in the world Welsh love connection



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