Tsundoko (n.) denotes acquiring books and other reading materials but not reading them, instead letting them pile up in your home on shelves, floors and nightstands.
Pronunciation | tsUn-dO-kU (tsoon-doh-koo)
Japanese script | 積ん読 kanji, つんどく hiragana
Gezellig (adj.) is a famous word in the Dutch culture that includes everything from cozy, inviting, fun, nice, pleasant and comfortable; it can be used for a place or the time spend with loved ones or can denote the togetherness enjoyed after a long separation.
pronunciation | heh-SELL-ick.
Cafuné (v.) is the act of tenderly running one’s fingers through your lover’s hair.
Note: This term can be applied to a lover as well as a pet.
Mono-No-Aware is a Japanese term which refers to the realization about the impermanence or the transient nature of everything, and feeling a bittersweet, gentle sadness and witfulness at their passing, and a deeper understanding of the reality of life.
Cherophobia (n.) is the irrational fear of being too happy because they are scared that something tragic will happen to them soon.
Jayus (n.) is a joke that is so bad, lacking in humor and poorly told that you can’t stop yourself from laughing.
Flaneur (n.) is a French word for a person who strolls through the city to experience the vibe of the place; “deliberately aimless”.
Pronunciation | fla – ner
Eccedentesiast (n.) is a person who usually hides pain and suffering behind their smile.
Eunoia (n.) is a word of Greek origin meaning “beautiful thinking”; denotes a good spirit with an unadulterated and well-balanced mind.
Wabi-sabi (n.) is a concept in Japanese aesthetics that focuses on “flawed beauty”; a worldview that emphasizes that beauty is “imperfect, impermanent and incomplete”; focuses on looking for beauty within the imperfections of life, and being at peace with the universal cycle of growth and decay.