Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure 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
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
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Mauerbauertraurigkeit The unexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who really like you. German friends habits
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Putzfimmel Adjective for someone who is obsessed with cleaning German habits
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Erbsenzähler Literally "a person who literally counts their peas"; someone who is nitpicky and always trying to make things perfect German attribue measurement extreme
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Schilderwald Jungle of traffic signs; a street so crowded with signs that you become lost German stress confusion
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse

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