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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mitonner Cooking with passion German food love beauty
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil 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
Fika Coffee and cake break with friends or colleagues Swedish food friends
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
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse 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
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food

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