Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Eudaimonia The contented happy state you feel when you travel Greek travel explore happiness
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Carpe Diem Make the most of the present moment or opportunity. Lit. sieze the day. Latin positive
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Tôpäj (төпәй) Interjection that is used to forewarn a child of falling Bashkir action
Tîeow (เที่ยว) To wander or roam around in a carefree way. Thai travel positive change
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
(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
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Tatemae & Honne The contrast between a person's feelings and desires (honne) versus the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae) Japanese feeling reflection character
cāral (சாரல்) A gentle secondary drizzle either from a waterfall or rain Tamil nature
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Khaste Nabashid (خسته نباشید) "I hope that you are not tired" Persian society work
Taraadin A happy solution for everyone Arabic happiness society
Magari maybe, hopeful wish, wistful regret, in my dreams, if only. Italian thinking
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu Favorably, please. Japanese positive
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Consuegro Father in law of your son Spanish family




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