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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work
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
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work 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
Kyoiku mama A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement Japanese family work growth
Halyava (Халява) Getting something without working for it Russian luck positive work
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work or lifting a heavy bag. Japanese event physical work
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection
Khaste Nabashid (خسته نباشید) "I hope that you are not tired" Persian society work
Arbejdsglæde Literally "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling



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