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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
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
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Fisselig Being flustered to the point of incompetence German stress

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