Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
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
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
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
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Ḥôjônsô (һөйөнсө) Good news for which a reward is given Bashkir positive event
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Tuntuvar The day before a wedding Nogay time event
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends

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