Jī Lèi

鸡肋 |jī lèi| (trad. 雞肋) expression • Chinese literally, "chicken ribs"; something that has little value or use that you are nonetheless reluctant to get rid of. I'll admit it: I may be too sentimental for my own good. It's been a tendency of mine since childhood to attach unnecessary emotional value to things. A …

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Mahlzeit

Mahlzeit |maːltsaɪt| expression • German a greeting, commonly said to or by someone heading off to or in the process of eating lunch; literally, "meal time!" Lunch is my favorite part of the day. On weekdays, it's a break from work and a celebration of having made it halfway through the day; on weekends, when …

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Juoksentelisinkohan

juoksentelisinkohan |ˈjoʊksenˌteliːsiːŋkoʊhɑːn| expression • Finnish "I wonder if I should run around aimlessly?" Compound words are fun. German is best known for doing this — stringing words and word parts, known as lexemes, together to create a single monstrosity of a word for something that usually doesn't need a dedicated word to begin with — but …

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