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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Boketto (ぼけっと) gazing vacantly into the distance (without thought or sense of self). Japanese
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Noroke To brag about or sing the praises of the person you love Japanese love emotion
Nekama A man who pretends to be a woman on the internet Japanese society
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
Nintendo “Leave luck to heaven” or to leave one's fortune in the hands of fate Japanese philosophy fate
Koi No Yokan The feeling upon meeting someone that falling in love with them is inevitable. Japanese love
Ukiyo The floating world - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life Japanese creative visual art
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Fuubutsushi The things – feelings, scents, images – that evoke memories or anticipation for a particular season. Japanese time
Jibaku The act of unintentionally or inadvertently demolishing your own argument in the process of defending your view Japanese confusion interaction
Mono no aware The bittersweetness of a brief and grading moment of transcendent beauty. Japanese beauty
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
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu Favorably, please. Japanese positive
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse



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