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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
chimak Chicken and beer Korean 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
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical 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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