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11 Untranslatable Words From Different Countries That We Need In Every Language

Published 4 years ago

Have you ever needed a word to describe a feeling or situation, and found the English language wanting? No fear, other languages come to the rescue! This is a collection of words that are untranslatable, in that they don’t have a succinct, short translation in English. What is “waldeinsamkeit”? Why, the feeling of being alone in the woods, of course!

This collection of images was put together by the blog team on Maptia. If you are interested in some more untranslatable words, click here. If you want newly invented words that should be added to the English language ASAP, click here.

More info: maptia.com (h/t: boredpanda)

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Waldeinsamkeit

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Cualacino

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Sobremesa

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Jayus

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Pana Po’o

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Mangata

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Iktsuarpok

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Komorebi

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Pochemuchka

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Goya

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Depaysement

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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