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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Yakamoz The reflection of moonlight or other lights on water Turkish nature beauty
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Tjäle Ground frozen hard, beyond the point where digging is possible Swedish physical nature
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Mauri The essence that animates something living, but not human Māori nature
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
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
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
arumpu (அரும்பு) A bud, but specifically referring to the stage where it is just starting to bud Tamil nature
Desir The sound of sand driven by the wind Malay sound nature
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
cāral (சாரல்) A gentle secondary drizzle either from a waterfall or rain Tamil nature
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Frischluftfanatiker literal translation: fresh air fanatic; referring to a person who tends to keep the windows open to get fresh air, even in winter or someone who always tries to be outside in the open air German nature
Rabharta A spring tide Irish nature
Pulsa To walk laboriously in snow. Swedish physical nature
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Solvegg Literally means sun wall; to find a sunny spot during winter time where you can sit down and enjoy the warmth of the sun Norwegian feeling nature

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