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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Egyszer volt budán kutyavásár Literal: "there was a dog-market in Buda only once"; translates to essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity Hungarian life fate exciting
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life



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