What on earth do they mean?
1. Rire dans sa barbe – French
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
A feeling of being alone in the woods and connected to nature.
3. Culaccino – Italian
The ring of condensation left on a table by a cold glass.
4. Prozvonit – Czech
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
The roadlike reflection the moon makes on water.
6. Iktsuarpok – Inuit
The feeling of anticipation that makes someone go outside and check if anyone is coming, showing impatience.
7. Pana Poʻo – Hawaiian
Scratching your head to help you remember something.
8. Sobremesa – Spanish
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)
Gradually stealing all the possessions from a neighbours house by borrowing and not returning them.
10. Age-otori – Japanese
Looking worse after a haircut.
11. Pochemuchka – Russian
Someone who asks a too many questions.
12. Mamihlapinatapai : Yaghan (Spoken on Tierra del Fuego, South America)
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.