Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Tízórai A meal between breakfast and lunch, literally "at ten o'clock" Hungarian food time
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Scrumping Stealing fruit (particularly apples) from trees English food action
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Nekojita (ねこじた) Literally "cat's tongue"; a person who is sensitive to hot food and especially hot drinks Japanese food attribute
Goso When you smell sesame oil - that nutty, flavorful, aromatic - mostly used to describe smells of sesame and/or bean paste Korean sensory food
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Shemomedjamo (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
sobremesa After-dinner conversation Spanish food friends
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Şikemperver Someone who is very fond of eating and drinking Turkish food happiness
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Saucer To mop up the sauce from your plate with a piece of bread French action food
Gamchil Korean word of Umami, best translated as "flavorful" and "tasty." Used often when describing a dish that achieves entirely new level of flavor by combining elements from ukegon, meaning land, sea and sky. Korean food taste
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
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Uzsonna A meal between lunch and dinner Hungarian food time
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food

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