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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
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
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Mauri The essence that animates something living, but not human Māori nature
arumpu (அரும்பு) A bud, but specifically referring to the stage where it is just starting to bud Tamil nature
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish nature
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
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
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
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
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot 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
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty



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