Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Mauerbauertraurigkeit The unexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who really like you. German friends habits
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking 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
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
Strohwitwer "Grass widower"; a man whose partner or wife has left him alone. German family adverse
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Schadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive

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