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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Niksen Sitting down and do nothing at all, thinking of nothing at all Dutch feeling awareness
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Nepenthe Something that helps you forget grief or suffering Greek growth strength
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Lagom Not too much and not too little Swedish measurement
Madrugarse To stay up until the wee hours of the morning Spanish time action
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Ukiyo The floating world - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life Japanese creative visual art
Te (德) Virtue; morality; integrity; inner power. Chinese strength
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Mangomoment "What can I do now for you, to make you happy?" Dutch love friends connection
Döşek Anything that you can use when you are laying down or sleeping Turkish physical
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Uffda A sympathetic word to be used when someone else is in pain. It combines ‘Ouch for you’ and ‘Oh, I’m sorry you hurt yourself’ Norwegian empathy emotion awareness
Chamcha Literally: spoon, someone who sucks up to someone else or seeks another's approval constantly Hindi negative character
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Volta During certain hours of the early evening, around dusk, everyone in the town who might feel like going for a walk takes a saunter or stroll up and down the main street Greek time physical nature
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Carpe Diem Make the most of the present moment or opportunity. Lit. sieze the day. Latin positive
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends

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