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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib. Pretending to dislike something, when it reality you actually like it. Literal translation, "push of the mouth, pull (drawing closer to self) of the chest". Tagalog action
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Fensterln To visit a girl who you fancy either by coming to her window or climbing through it to see her German love action persistence
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life



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