Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Jootha Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Fika Coffee and cake break with friends or colleagues Swedish food friends
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Saucer To mop up the sauce from your plate with a piece of bread French action food
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Şikemperver Someone who is very fond of eating and drinking Turkish food happiness
Uitbuiken Literally means giving your belly or stomach space to expand after a proper dinner. It signifies being so full that you really have to go lay down and ''uitbuiken''. Dutch food action
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
Uzsonna A meal between lunch and dinner Hungarian food time
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
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Urkn Similar to Siwon but has a greater depth in taste. Literally derived from "face-chilling spicy" Usually used to describe heavier stews than word "siwon" Korean food taste
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Gourmand One who is excessively fond of eating and drinking. French food attribute

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