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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends

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