Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Koev li halev (כואב לי הלב) Literally "my head hurts", but used to convey empathy for someone's suffering Yiddish empathy connection
L’ecole stratim (לאכול סרטים) Literally "to eat motives"; describing a person that loves drama Yiddish extreme interaction
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Chutzpah Insolence, cheek, audacity. Commonly used to describe someone when they have crossed the line of acceptable behavior Yiddish extreme
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Verklempt Completely overcome with emotion Yiddish emotion
Shlep To bring something from one place to another, but with the implication that its a burden to the carrier. Example: I had to shlep the bag of rocks all the way down the road Yiddish physical action
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Mechaye Joy, pleasure; something that gives great joy/pleasure. Yiddish positive
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Fargin To wholeheartedly appreciate the success of others Yiddish empathy happiness connection




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