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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Fika Coffee and cake break with friends or colleagues Swedish food friends
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits

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