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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French 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
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish nature
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
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
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
cāral (சாரல்) A gentle secondary drizzle either from a waterfall or rain Tamil nature
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Nakhur A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled Tamil nature

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