Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Fika Coffee and cake break with friends or colleagues Swedish food friends
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement 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
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
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 German food love beauty
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling

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