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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
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
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
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
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Mauerbauertraurigkeit The unexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who really like you. German friends habits
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character



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