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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Mono no aware The bittersweetness of a brief and grading moment of transcendent beauty. Japanese beauty
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Fuubutsushi The things – feelings, scents, images – that evoke memories or anticipation for a particular season. Japanese time
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Noroke To brag about or sing the praises of the person you love Japanese love emotion
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu Favorably, please. Japanese positive
Koi No Yokan The feeling upon meeting someone that falling in love with them is inevitable. Japanese love
Kintsukuroi To repair with gold. Understanding that a piece is more beautiful for having broken. Japanese beauty change
Hikikomori Reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement Japanese society
Boketto (ぼけっと) gazing vacantly into the distance (without thought or sense of self). Japanese
Amaeru To seek affection through doing things like clinging or pleading Japanese persistence
Mu (無) Not one, not zero, not yes, not no Japanese measurement
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Boketto The act of gazing vacantly into the distance. Japanese thinking
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Sokaiya A man with a few shares in several companies who extorts money by threatening to come to the shareholders' meetings and cause trouble Japanese adverse



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