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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Janteloven Jante’s law; a set of social codes or norms that emphasize the importance of collective success rather than individual Norwegian society positive interaction
Bon vivant Someone who enjoys and appreciates the good life. French positive happiness
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu Favorably, please. Japanese positive
Halyava (Халява) Getting something without working for it Russian luck positive work
Acoy Something that is either very positive or negative Indonesian positive measurement
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Gezellig A warm feeling of cozyness, but also have good times with friends af a party. Dutch feeling positive
Rè nào (熱鬧) Not only fun and lively, but also has a special vibe that makes everyone want to be there. Chinese positive music
Mechaye Joy, pleasure; something that gives great joy/pleasure. Yiddish positive
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
Mudita The pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being or happiness Sanskrit happiness positive empathy
Ḥôjônsô (һөйөнсө) Good news for which a reward is given Bashkir positive event
Tîeow (เที่ยว) To wander or roam around in a carefree way. Thai travel positive change
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Mysig To describe anything with an unexpectedly relaxing vibe Swedish positive
Mahalo Thankfulness, appreciation, and gratitude as a way of living Hawaiian positive
Ethanaavadhu "Can't put it any better" Tamil positive
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Naz The pride that comes from knowing that you are loved no matter what you do Urdu love strength positive

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