Taivaanrannanmaalari

taivaanrannanmaalari noun • Finnish a person who constantly dreams of impossible things; literally, "horizon painter". Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed …

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Koev Halev

כואב לי הלב |koev li halev|expression • Hebrew identifying with the suffering of others so closely that one hurts oneself, that one's heart aches; a particular kind of empathy where watching the suffering of others causes physical pain; literally, "my heart hurts". The capacity for empathy is perhaps one of the most remarkable traits of …

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Merak

мерак |merak| noun • Serbian enjoyment of the simple things in life; the feeling of bliss and sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. the ultimate, irrepressible desire of an individual. Happiness is underrated. It's a feeling everyone enjoys, certainly, and one that we are wont to spend our …

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Frühjahrsmüdigkeit

Frühjahrsmüdigkeit |ˈfʀyːjaʀsmyːdiːçkaɪt|noun • German a sense of listlessness brought on by the coming of spring; literally, "spring fatigue". Theoretically, spring is now upon us. I've already started to see robins, who I trust to tell me the season more than I do the calendar, and there have been a couple of days so far when …

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