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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew life
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
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
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
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
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish life
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life

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