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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
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
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Ser/Estar The verb 'to be' is two different verbs in Spanish. Ser is 'what you are' and estar is 'how you are/where you are' Spanish attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement



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