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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
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
Arbejdsglæde Literally "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
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
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse 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
Gezellig A warm feeling of cozyness, but also have good times with friends af a party. Dutch feeling positive
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
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
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Goesting Looking forward to, can't wait, have an appetite for Dutch positive feeling
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion



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