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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Siwon Usually meanng cool or cold, but when used in the context of dining, means the taste which achieves the ideal umami such that the food feels cool Korean food attribute
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Overskud Extra/excess energy; do have sufficient resources to do something; profit (in an economic context). Danish attribute
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends

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