Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny 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
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
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
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Siftah First sale of the day for merchant Turkish event
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
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
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Camhanaich Half-light; early morning twilight Irish event nature
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Ḥôjônsô (һөйөнсө) Good news for which a reward is given Bashkir positive event
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event

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