μεράκι / Meraki

English translation: gusto | yearning | the blues | high spirits

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Greek term or phrase:μεράκι / Meraki
English translation:gusto | yearning | the blues | high spirits
Entered by: Marlene Concha Araya
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04:45 Apr 28, 2018
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Greek term or phrase: μεράκι / Meraki
It is a Greek word that has no direct meaning. On the Internet there are some meanings but none is totally safe.

I would like to know the real meaning of this word.
Marlene Concha Araya
Chile
gusto | yearning | the blues | high spirits
Explanation:
The word μεράκι has three (or four) distinct meanings:

1. αγάπη, ζήλος, όρεξη: Η μαγειρική θέλει μεράκι. (sense of) dedication, enthusiasm, gusto, passion
2. επιθυμία, λαχτάρα: Το ’χω μεράκι να ασχοληθώ με το θέατρο. longing, yearning, strong desire
3. (plural, μεράκια) α. καημός: Πιάσε ένα ποτό να φύγουν τα μεράκια. the blues, gloom
β. ευχάριστο συναίσθημα που προκύπτει από διασκέδαση: Ήπιαν λίγο και ήρθαν στα μεράκια. high spirits

Obviously, there are other alternatives and one’s choice depends on the context.
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Nick Lingris
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gusto | yearning | the blues | high spirits


Explanation:
The word μεράκι has three (or four) distinct meanings:

1. αγάπη, ζήλος, όρεξη: Η μαγειρική θέλει μεράκι. (sense of) dedication, enthusiasm, gusto, passion
2. επιθυμία, λαχτάρα: Το ’χω μεράκι να ασχοληθώ με το θέατρο. longing, yearning, strong desire
3. (plural, μεράκια) α. καημός: Πιάσε ένα ποτό να φύγουν τα μεράκια. the blues, gloom
β. ευχάριστο συναίσθημα που προκύπτει από διασκέδαση: Ήπιαν λίγο και ήρθαν στα μεράκια. high spirits

Obviously, there are other alternatives and one’s choice depends on the context.


Nick Lingris
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