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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
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
Shemomechama (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian 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
Jhoota Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Mitonner Cooking with passion German food love beauty
Bajativo A post-meal drink to help with digestion Tamil food
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
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
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life

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