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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Półtora Specific word for one and a half of something Polish measurement
Talaka Every member of a neighborhood getting together to do a work for free for a poor member of their community Nogay community connection
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Viraag The emotional pain felt from being away from the person you love Hindi emotion love connection
Eunoia A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty
Guān xì (關係) Cultivating relationships; reciprocal connections; networking; social karma. Chinese society friends
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Mu (無) Not one, not zero, not yes, not no Japanese measurement
Qiang jingtou The fight by a cameraman to get a better vantage point Chinese creative art visual
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Shouganai It cannot be helped. Japanese philosophy fate
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Halyava (Халява) Getting something without working for it Russian luck positive work
Panapoo'o The act of searching your head in order to help you remember something you have forgotten. Hawaiian habits
Meraki Describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you're doing, whatever it may be. Greek emotion strength
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling
Tîeow (เที่ยว) To wander or roam around in a carefree way. Thai travel positive change
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish life
Tempus fugit Time flies, flees, escapes. Latin time
Latah Uncontrollable habit of saying embarrassing things Indonesian habits
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action

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