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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
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
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food 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
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Ngaobera A slight inflammation of the throat caused by screaming too much Pascuense adverse action health
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action



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