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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
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
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
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change
Khaste Nabashid (خسته نباشید) "I hope that you are not tired" Persian society work
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
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
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
Linslus Someone who always wants to have their face in a photo. Literal translation: "lens louse" Swedish 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
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action 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
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
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection
Philoxenia (Φιλοξενία) Love of strangers, guests; a hospitable act of welcome. Greek society
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse



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