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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mauerbauertraurigkeit The unexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who really like you. German friends habits
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
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
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
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
Fisselig Being flustered to the point of incompetence German stress
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
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
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
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



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