Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Altschmerz Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing for years. German adverse growth attribute
Fensterln To visit a girl who you fancy either by coming to her window or climbing through it to see her German love action persistence
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Schadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Pantoffelheld Literally "slipper hero"; A man who may act tough in front of his friends but can’t stand up for himself against his wife German family interaction
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
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
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Rückkehrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Schnapsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music

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