Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Fisselig Being flustered to the point of incompetence German stress
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
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
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
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

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