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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Volta During certain hours of the early evening, around dusk, everyone in the town who might feel like going for a walk takes a saunter or stroll up and down the main street Greek time physical nature
Nakhur A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled Tamil nature
cāral (சாரல்) A gentle secondary drizzle either from a waterfall or rain Tamil nature
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
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
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
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
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
arumpu (அரும்பு) A bud, but specifically referring to the stage where it is just starting to bud Tamil nature
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Desir The sound of sand driven by the wind Malay sound nature
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
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
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
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health

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