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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
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
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
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
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
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
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish life
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew life
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society

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