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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Erbsenzähler Literally "a person who literally counts their peas"; someone who is nitpicky and always trying to make things perfect German attribue measurement extreme
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
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
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Krawattenmuffel Someone who'd rather not wear a tie German clothing habits
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Mitonner Cooking with passion German food love beauty
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
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
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
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Fisselig Being flustered to the point of incompetence German stress
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Sehnsucht Thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. German philosophy reflection
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
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends

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