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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
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
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
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
Tuntuvar The day before a wedding Nogay time event
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food 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
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
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society

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