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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Tatemae & Honne The contrast between a person's feelings and desires (honne) versus the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae) Japanese feeling reflection character
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Nakakapag pabagabag Something that brings about excessive anxiety or restlessness for a period of time; something that is making you nervous Tagalog stress feeling awareness
Nostalgie de la boue A yearning for degradation, depravity, or other crude/base aspects of life, literally "a yearning for mud" French feeling
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Te quiero Similar to "I love you" in a lower level, something that you say to someone and maybe someday it will be "love". For example, It's used with close co workers or in the classroom. Spanish feeling
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling



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