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    Sep 30, 2018

    21 Beautiful Words From Other Languages That Will Brighten Your Day A Little Bit

    Turns out, there’s a word for that feeling when everyone lingers over the table talking after a meal.

    1. Gezellig

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    Dutch, adjective: Convivial, cozy, fun, quaint, or a nice atmosphere. Time spent with loved ones, seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness that gives a warm feeling.

    2. Ruhe

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    German, noun or verb: Peace and quiet, when nothing around you bothers you and you feel calm and good. Also the designated quiet time in a neighborhood.

    3. Bhava

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    Sanskrit, noun: When you're in a mental state of bliss or peace, a oneness that flits into you, especially when you're listening to music.

    4. Samar

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    Arabic, verb: Staying up late and having conversations with friends or family.

    5. Nervio

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    Spanish, noun: the feeling of affection so intense that you want to squeeze/ harm the object of it (although, of course, you don't).

    6. Desbundar

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    Portuguese, verb: shedding one’s inhibitions in having fun.

    7. Sobremesa

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    Spanish, noun: when the food has finished but the conversation is still flowing, so you hang out, talk, laugh, cry, connect, and spend time together.

    8. Uitbuiken

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    Dutch, verb: literally "outbellying"; to relax, satiated, between courses or after a meal.

    9. Iktsuarpok

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    Inuit, noun: anticipation one feels when waiting for someone, and keeps checking if they're arriving.

    10. Feierabend

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    German, noun: literally "evening celebration"; the festive mood that can arrive at the end of a working day.

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    Portuguese, noun: the act/gesture of tenderly running one’s fingers through a loved one’s hair.

    12. Famn

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    Swedish, noun: the area/space within two arms, e.g., 'in my arms'.

    13. Retrouvailles

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    French, noun: literally "rediscovery"; a reunion (e.g., with loved ones after a long time apart).

    14. Naz

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    Urdu, noun: assurance/pride in knowing that the other’s love is unconditional and unshakable.

    15. Philotimo

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    Greek, noun: "love of honor"; the importance of respecting and honoring friends/family.

    16. Fargin

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    Yiddish, noun: ungrudging and overt (expressed) pride and happiness at other's successes.

    17. Apnapan

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    Hindi, noun: having a quality where you accept people, think of them as your own, take care of the ones you love, not for anything in return.

    18. Merak

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    Serbian, noun: a feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures, the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment.

    19. Fika

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    Swedish, noun: A social coffee break with one's colleagues, friends, date, or family, usually accompanied with sweet baked goods.

    20. Ré nao

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    Mandarin, noun: fun, lively, has a special vibe that makes everyone want to be there.

    21. Piliriqatigiinniq

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    Inuit, noun: togetherness, community spirit, working together for the common good.