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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Taraadin A happy solution for everyone Arabic happiness 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
Philoxenia (Φιλοξενία) Love of strangers, guests; a hospitable act of welcome. Greek society
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
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society
Ta'arof (تعارف) The complicated set of niceties and social rules to be observed as a form of good manners and proper etiquette Persian society interaction
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
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
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Eomchina Contraction of the phrase "Mom's friend's son". Academically successful (and possibly wealthy) male student who is the target of envy among others Korean family society work
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Mambo Someone that still lives with their mother Swedish family persistence society
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change
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
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
Linslus Someone who always wants to have their face in a photo. Literal translation: "lens louse" Swedish society
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Nekama A man who pretends to be a woman on the internet Japanese society



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