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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Siwon Usually meanng cool or cold, but when used in the context of dining, means the taste which achieves the ideal umami such that the food feels cool Korean food attribute
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Fika Coffee and cake break with friends or colleagues Swedish food friends
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action

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