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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Półtora Specific word for one and a half of something Polish measurement
Yuanfen A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends. Chinese love society
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Philotimo Love of honour Greek character
Madrugada The time of day occurring between past midnight and early morning Spanish time measurement
Koi No Yokan The feeling upon meeting someone that falling in love with them is inevitable. Japanese love
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Goya (گویا) The transporting suspension of disbelief that can occur in storytelling Urdu surprise
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Te quiero Similar to "I love you" in a lower level, something that you say to someone and maybe someday it will be "love". For example, It's used with close co workers or in the classroom. Spanish feeling
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Vaitherichal The feeling that you get when someone has something that you lack, however you are not jealous, yet instead feel as though they should not possess that because you don't Tamil adverse thinking
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Han Sorrow, regret, grief, resentment, "a dull ache of the soul", yet passive and not revenge seeking; waiting for the injustice to be righted Korean society persistence adverse
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
kaizen Continuous growth Japanese growth
Lha’i rnal ‘byor (ལྷའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར) Deity meditation/yoga; an advanced practice in which one visualises interacting with, or ‘accomplishing’ (i.e., being), a deity. Tibetan awareness physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Sophrosyne A healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one's true self, and resulting in one's true happiness. Greek awareness happiness reflection
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action



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