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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
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
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Schulbildend Inspiring or leading to the creation of schools of thought. German growth philosophy
Schilderwald Jungle of traffic signs; a street so crowded with signs that you become lost German stress confusion
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
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
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
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
Krawattenmuffel Someone who'd rather not wear a tie German clothing habits
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action sress
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement

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