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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
Han Sorrow, regret, grief, resentment, "a dull ache of the soul", yet passive and not revenge seeking; waiting for the injustice to be righted Korean society persistence adverse
Merak A feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment. Serbian positive growth
Półtora Specific word for one and a half of something Polish measurement
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Salām (سلام) Peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Arabic positive
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Dozywocie Parental contract with children guaranteeing lifelong support Polish family love strength
Ser/Estar The verb 'to be' is two different verbs in Spanish. Ser is 'what you are' and estar is 'how you are/where you are' Spanish attribute
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time
Tuntuvar The day before a wedding Nogay time event
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Rén (仁) Humanity, benevolence; the positive feeling enjoyed by a virtuous person through altruistic behaviour. Chinese positive
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Tampo Behaviour in which a person withdraws his or her affection or cheerfulness from a person who has hurt his or her feelings; when you're disappointed with someone yet do not express it directly Tagalog adverse emotion
Konfliktfähigkeit the ability to manage interpersonal conflict constructivly, without becoming personally involved. German growth
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Nekama A man who pretends to be a woman on the internet Japanese society
Fensterln To visit a girl who you fancy either by coming to her window or climbing through it to see her German love action persistence

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