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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Dépayser Disorientation; not necessarily unpleasant (e.g., a pleasant sense of strangeness from being in a foreign country). French change feeling
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Mamihlapinatapai A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire but which neither wants to begin Yaghan love feeling
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
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
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Sankocha The feeling of embarrassment due to receiving an inordinate or extravagent gift/favor, making you feel as though you need to return a favor that you can't Kannada feeling
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
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
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic 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



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