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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Pulsa To walk laboriously in snow. Swedish physical nature
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Nekojita (ねこじた) Literally "cat's tongue"; a person who is sensitive to hot food and especially hot drinks Japanese food attribute
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Storgi (στοργη) the love between parents and children Greek love family
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Persian love action connection
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Eunoia A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty
Bon vivant Someone who enjoys and appreciates the good life. French positive happiness
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Mauerbauertraurigkeit The unexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who really like you. German friends habits
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Rehepaplus A kind of entrepreneurialism that mustn't always have the moral high ground. Clever, sometimes at the expense of others and their stupidity. The word can be used as both a positive (quick thinker) as a negative (scammer). Estonian character attribute
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Sous-entendu Don't listen to what you heard. Listen for the message embedded. French awareness reflection
Njuta to deeply enjoy, to profoundly appreciate. Swedish positive

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