To treat your friend(s) (usually to a restaurant or a karaoke) on some special occasion, such as birthday or any other happy moments (acceptance to college, etc).
Word donated by Revinda
Fear of the dark.
Word donated by Emil
Empacho (Mexican Spanish)
Abdominal pain and distension with much discomfort. This is what happens after eating too much, it is not indigestion nor food poisoning but can result in gastro symptoms i.e: vomiting, diarrhoea, bloating, flatulence. It is the result of being a glutton rather than an infection.
Word donated by Jiuku
Literally “mother-soul alone,” it means “a feeling of devastating loneliness–so lonely that it is as if your mother’s soul has left you.” Pronounced “mut-tare-zay-lin-uh-line” (the first syllable rhymes with “put”).
L’”Arlésienne” (pronounced “arr-lay-zi-enn”) was originally the name of a play where a character, l’Arlésienne (litt. “the girl from Arles”, a French town), is spoken of for the whole play but never actually appears on stage.
It is now used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere (the colleague supposed to take their shift after yours, the professor who kept a class’ grades for two months, you brother-in-law who owes you money, etc.)
Example: “My manager was supposed to be here an hour ago, and I can’t reach him on his phone. He is a real “Arlésienne” / is just like “l’Arlésienne”!”
Word donated by Quentin
Noun, a pregnant woman who is craving for a particular food.
Word donated by Ron
Means anything you can put on a slice of bread. (condiments, cheese, ham, nugatti, pj, anything and everything you could fit on a slice of bread).
Word donated by Mae
Kharkata (ITRANS: kharkaTa), Ushta (ITRANS: uShTa) [synonyms]
These are rather commonly used Marathi words not conveyable without more than one English word They refer to food that has been incompletely eaten and abandoned and usually carries a negative connotation (as in “Ew! I don’t wanna eat your Kharkata!”). Differs from “leftovers” as the food must have been partially eaten, and can’t simply refer to food prepared that is surplus to requirements, and differs from “scraps” in its substantiality and negative implication.
Working out an unusual solution to a complicated problem, somehow acquiring things that are not available in the process. Involves a breach of the law or social etiquette.
Word donated by Kuba
Two or more days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place.
Word donated by Patrick
Verb used to describe mocking someone when you have the advantage over them. “Narguer” would be for example bragging to your friends about having your holidays start early, implying particularly that they don’t.
Word donated by Laure
Pronounced “by-oww”. Transitive verb, “to hang upon someone’s arm while walking in a way that restricts their movement.”
Word donated by Angela
The period between “the dead of night” and “early morning”. Roughly 1am-4am.
An architectural eyesore (literally: “construction sin”).