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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Subhiya Morning coffee, gossip and chat with neighbors after housewives have sent their children to school Arabic community connection
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them. Arabic love connection fate
Cwtch Wrapping of your arms around someone to make them feel safe in the world Welsh love connection
Ciğerparem Describe love to someone who is in the deepest part of his/her heart; refers to someone that you love as much as your own body. Turkish love connection
Hoʻoponopono Mutual forgiveness. Hawaiian connection character emotion
Rizq Life's provision of account. Often used in daily speech when someone wasn’t able to achieve something, it wasn’t in their Rizq. Urdu philosophy connection
Koev li halev (כואב לי הלב) Literally "my head hurts", but used to convey empathy for someone's suffering Yiddish empathy connection
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Nunchi The art of listening to a person and identifying his or her moods or emotions. The literal combination of "eye" and measure" Korean interaction connection emotion
Sawubona A greeting that means “I see you, you are important to me and I value you” Zulu connection respect
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Persian love action connection
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Moledro A feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you'll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away English awareness connection
Kolay gelsin "may it come easy for you"; said to those who are busy Turkish interaction connection
Talaka Every member of a neighborhood getting together to do a work for free for a poor member of their community Nogay community connection
Kuuki Yomenai "Cannot read the air” and jokingly applies to people who struggle to read social situations Japanese connection confusion
Guanxi (关系) An intimate connection between people which would benefit from the other in solving delicate problems or in achieving personal goals Chinese growth connection
Agape selfless love to all, universal loving kindness Greek love connection
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
Fargin To wholeheartedly appreciate the success of others Yiddish empathy happiness connection
Mangomoment "What can I do now for you, to make you happy?" Dutch love friends connection
Viraag The emotional pain felt from being away from the person you love Hindi emotion love connection
Apomakrysmenophobia The sudden fear that the relationships you posses are shallow or lack depth English thinking connection trust
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection




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