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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Jaksaa A lack of enthusiasm to do something Finnish adverse habits
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
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
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Commuovere "Heartwarming,” but specifically refers to a story that moved you to tears Italian beauty interaction emotion
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Philotimo (φιλότιμο) The inner impulse to act well and in alignment with the moral virtues that represent one's own society and upbringing Greek society character family
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Goesting Looking forward to, can't wait, have an appetite for Dutch positive feeling
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Layogenic Good looking from a distance Tagalog visual
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew life
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness



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