Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
L’ecole stratim (לאכול סרטים) Literally "to eat motives"; describing a person that loves drama Yiddish extreme interaction
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Koev li halev (כואב לי הלב) Literally "my head hurts", but used to convey empathy for someone's suffering Yiddish empathy connection
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Mechaye Joy, pleasure; something that gives great joy/pleasure. Yiddish positive
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Verklempt Completely overcome with emotion Yiddish emotion
Fargin To wholeheartedly appreciate the success of others Yiddish empathy happiness connection
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Chaval al hazman (חבל אל הזמן) Literally "shame on time"; referring to an amazing experience that you don't want to end Yiddish beauty happiness time
Chutzpah Insolence, cheek, audacity. Commonly used to describe someone when they have crossed the line of acceptable behavior Yiddish extreme




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