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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Geis Taboo, prohibition; injunction; something you do (or don’t do), upon which your life depends, or which defines your life. Irish change fate
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them. Arabic love connection fate
Décidément When coincidences occur or when events repeat themselves by chance (for example, when you run into the same person many times in one week) French surprise interaction fate
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Egyszer volt budán kutyavásár Literal: "there was a dog-market in Buda only once"; translates to essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity Hungarian life fate exciting
Fanaa (فناء) Used in a romantic, and spiritual sense. It could also mean breaking free, escaping ego, dying while your material body hasn’t Urdu fate love
Maktub "Everything is destined and written" Arabic philosophy fate
Nintendo “Leave luck to heaven” or to leave one's fortune in the hands of fate Japanese philosophy fate
Shouganai It cannot be helped. Japanese philosophy fate
Þetta reddast it will all work out ok' (used especially when things don't look optimistic!). Icelandic fate
Odnoliub Someone who has only one love in his or her life; someone who is capable of loving only one at a time Russian love fate



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