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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Goesting Looking forward to, can't wait, have an appetite for Dutch positive feeling
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Zeg The day after tomorrow Georgian time measurement
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
L’ecole stratim (לאכול סרטים) Literally "to eat motives"; describing a person that loves drama Yiddish extreme interaction
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Sortable adj. Someone you can take out without fear of being embarrassed, usually used to refer to friends or family members. e.g. "Elle n'est pas sortable." French friends interaction society
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Naz The pride that comes from knowing that you are loved no matter what you do Urdu love strength positive
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Janteloven Jante’s law; a set of social codes or norms that emphasize the importance of collective success rather than individual Norwegian society positive interaction
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive




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