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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish nature
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Desir The sound of sand driven by the wind Malay sound nature
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Cynefin A place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming Welsh nature feeling
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
arumpu (அரும்பு) A bud, but specifically referring to the stage where it is just starting to bud Tamil nature
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Mauri The essence that animates something living, but not human Māori nature
Nakhur A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled Tamil nature
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty



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