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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew 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
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish 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
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute 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
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music



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