Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pålägg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Swedish food attribute
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Fika Coffee and cake break with friends or colleagues Swedish food friends
Gourmand One who is excessively fond of eating and drinking. French food attribute
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Gamchil Korean word of Umami, best translated as "flavorful" and "tasty." Used often when describing a dish that achieves entirely new level of flavor by combining elements from ukegon, meaning land, sea and sky. Korean food taste
Şikemperver Someone who is very fond of eating and drinking Turkish food happiness
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Shemomedjamo (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Uzsonna A meal between lunch and dinner Hungarian food time
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Scrumping Stealing fruit (particularly apples) from trees English food action
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food

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