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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Philoxenia (Φιλοξενία) Love of strangers, guests; a hospitable act of welcome. Greek society
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
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Hikikomori When a young person who is obsessed with TV, video games, and the internet, withdraws from society Japanese habits society
inssa Short word of insider = trendy people who catch up with the trends Korean society
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event 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
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action 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
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Ômä (өмә) Collective helping Bashkir society positive
Dapjeongneo Used when someone asks a question despite knowing the answer, expecting the listener to make a smart and studied guess Korean society interaction
Taraadin A happy solution for everyone Arabic happiness society
Nekama A man who pretends to be a woman on the internet Japanese society
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking 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
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Guān xì (關係) Cultivating relationships; reciprocal connections; networking; social karma. Chinese society friends
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society



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