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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian 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
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Mitonner Cooking with passion German food love beauty
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits

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