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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Krawattenmuffel Someone who'd rather not wear a tie German clothing habits
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Erbsenzähler Literally "a person who literally counts their peas"; someone who is nitpicky and always trying to make things perfect German attribue measurement extreme
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural



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