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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Dapjeongneo Used when someone asks a question despite knowing the answer, expecting the listener to make a smart and studied guess Korean society interaction
Nito-onna A woman so dedicated to her career that she has no time to iron blouses, so dresses only in knitted tops. Japanese society work
inssa Short word of insider = trendy people who catch up with the trends Korean society
Yuanfen A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends. Chinese love society
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Vypendrivatsja (выпендриваться) To behave in a way that makes one look more important or special than one is, to ride the high horse, to show off Russian character society
Arlésienne Used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere French society interaction
Linslus Someone who always wants to have their face in a photo. Literal translation: "lens louse" Swedish society
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Philotimo (φιλότιμο) The inner impulse to act well and in alignment with the moral virtues that represent one's own society and upbringing Greek society character family
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Avspasere To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). Norwegian society time
Han Sorrow, regret, grief, resentment, "a dull ache of the soul", yet passive and not revenge seeking; waiting for the injustice to be righted Korean society persistence adverse
Philoxenia (Φιλοξενία) Love of strangers, guests; a hospitable act of welcome. Greek society
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Khaste Nabashid (خسته نباشید) "I hope that you are not tired" Persian society work



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