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30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages Illustrated By Anjana Iyer

When we talk about something being, “Lost In Translation,” we often mean that some of the subtleties of the language are lost on the listener. Whilst in many cases this is due to a poor or could-be-better word choice on the part of the speaker, sometimes it is literally impossible to translate a word into another language. This post is a collection of some of the words which simply define translation in English. 100daysproject.co.nz | Behance (h/t)

Fernweh (German)

Untranslatable Words

Komorebi (Japanese)

Untranslatable Words

Tingo (Pascuense)

Untranslatable Words

Pochemuchka (Russian)

Untranslatable Words

Gökotta (Swedish)

Untranslatable Words

Bakku-shan (Japanese)

Untranslatable Words

Backpfeifengesicht (German)

Untranslatable Words

Aware (Japanese)

Untranslatable Words

Tsundoku (Japanese)

Untranslatable Words

Shlimazl (Yiddish)

Untranslatable Words

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