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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work Japanese event physical work
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny