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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work or lifting a heavy bag. Japanese event physical work
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Ḥôjônsô (һөйөнсө) Good news for which a reward is given Bashkir positive event
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
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
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event



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