Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Krawattenmuffel Someone who'd rather not wear a tie German clothing habits
Putzfimmel Adjective for someone who is obsessed with cleaning German habits
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Erbsenzähler Literally "a person who literally counts their peas"; someone who is nitpicky and always trying to make things perfect German attribue measurement extreme
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
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
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty

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