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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mambo Someone that still lives with their mother Swedish family persistence society
Titip To temporarily entrust something to a person Indonesian trust
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Merak A feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment. Serbian positive growth
Chutzpah Insolence, cheek, audacity. Commonly used to describe someone when they have crossed the line of acceptable behavior Yiddish extreme
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Mono no aware The bittersweetness of a brief and grading moment of transcendent beauty. Japanese beauty
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Boketto (ぼけっと) gazing vacantly into the distance (without thought or sense of self). Japanese
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Egyszer volt budán kutyavásár Literal: "there was a dog-market in Buda only once"; translates to essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity Hungarian life fate exciting
Weemoed Lit. sadness, woe (wee) courage, daring, mood (moed); soft mood; light melancholy; having the strength to overcome a feeling of sorrow (e.g., arising in relation to nostalgia). Dutch adverse growth
Koi No Yokan The feeling upon meeting someone that falling in love with them is inevitable. Japanese love
Schilderwald Jungle of traffic signs; a street so crowded with signs that you become lost German stress confusion
Apomakrysmenophobia The sudden fear that the relationships you posses are shallow or lack depth English thinking connection trust
Nunchi The art of listening to a person and identifying his or her moods or emotions. The literal combination of "eye" and measure" Korean interaction connection emotion
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A way to declare your hope that your loved one will outlive you because of how unbearable it would be to live without them. Arabic love time strength
Hikikomori Reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement Japanese society
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute



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