Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling

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