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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Linslus Someone who always wants to have their face in a photo. Literal translation: "lens louse" Swedish society
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
inssa Short word of insider = trendy people who catch up with the trends Korean society
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
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
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
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Khaste Nabashid (خسته نباشید) "I hope that you are not tired" Persian society work
Guān xì (關係) Cultivating relationships; reciprocal connections; networking; social karma. Chinese society friends
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking 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
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Hikikomori Reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement Japanese society
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling 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
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
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
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Hikikomori When a young person who is obsessed with TV, video games, and the internet, withdraws from society Japanese habits society
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Arlésienne Used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere French society interaction
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society



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