Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical 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
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action

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