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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew life
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi 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
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese 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
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
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
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy 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



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