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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Tuntuvar The day before a wedding Nogay time event
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
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
Ḥôjônsô (һөйөнсө) Good news for which a reward is given Bashkir positive event
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
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
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse

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