Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
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
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
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
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Fika Coffee and cake break with friends or colleagues Swedish food friends
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits

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