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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mitonner Cooking with passion German food love beauty
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Krawattenmuffel Someone who'd rather not wear a tie German clothing habits
Fisselig Being flustered to the point of incompetence German stress
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Mauerbauertraurigkeit The unexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who really like you. German friends habits
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
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
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
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse

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