What on earth do they mean?

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1. Rire dans sa barbe – French

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OK… a phrase rather than a word but it means to laugh in your beard quietly while thinking of something that happened a while ago.

 

2. Waldeinsamkeit – German

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A feeling of being alone in the woods and connected to nature.

 

 3. Culaccino – Italian

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The ring of condensation left on a table by a cold glass.

 

4. Prozvonit – Czech

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To call a friends mobile phone then hang up after one ring so that person calls you back so you don’t use up your minutes.

 

5. Mångata – Swedish

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The roadlike reflection the moon makes on water.

 

6. Iktsuarpok – Inuit

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The feeling of anticipation that makes someone go outside and check if anyone is coming, showing impatience.

 

7. Pana Poʻo – Hawaiian

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Scratching your head to help you remember something.

 

8. Sobremesa – Spanish

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To linger and chat or play cards after the main meal of the day, which usually takes place around 2 or 3 p.m.

 

9. Tingo – Pascuense (Spoken on Easter Island)

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Gradually stealing all the possessions from a neighbours house by borrowing and not returning them.

 

10. Age-otori – Japanese

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Looking worse after a haircut.

 

11. Pochemuchka – Russian

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Someone who asks a too many questions.

 

12. Mamihlapinatapai : Yaghan (Spoken on Tierra del Fuego, South America)

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A wordless look between two people, both of whom wish the other person to initiate something that they both desire, but both aren’t willing to make the first move.