Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Noroke To brag about or sing the praises of the person you love Japanese love emotion
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Latah Uncontrollable habit of saying embarrassing things Indonesian habits
Hoʻoponopono Mutual forgiveness. Hawaiian connection character emotion
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Nito-onna A woman so dedicated to her career that she has no time to iron blouses, so dresses only in knitted tops. Japanese society work
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Persian physical
Débrouille May be synonymous with resourceful, but it is more of a way of living by making do with little and improvising with what you have French creative
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Ta'arof (تعارف) The complicated set of niceties and social rules to be observed as a form of good manners and proper etiquette Persian society interaction
Mangomoment "What can I do now for you, to make you happy?" Dutch love friends connection
Arigata-meiwaku When someone does something for you that you didn’t want them to do, and having to express gratitude for the act Japanese interaction
Nostalgie de la boue A yearning for degradation, depravity, or other crude/base aspects of life, literally "a yearning for mud" French feeling
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Arlésienne Used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere French society interaction
Nehrotit to Literal: “Not to make X into a sharp point"; a choice not to stress about something Czech stress happiness
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Þetta reddast it will all work out ok' (used especially when things don't look optimistic!). Icelandic fate
Te quiero Similar to "I love you" in a lower level, something that you say to someone and maybe someday it will be "love". For example, It's used with close co workers or in the classroom. Spanish feeling
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Moledro A feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you'll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away English awareness connection
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event




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