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11 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages

28/08/2013 16:22

That's 'other than English', of course.

A tip of the hat to the people at the new Maptia Blog - who are "on a mission to build the most inspirational map in the world".

En route to doing that, they are creating beautiful content like this.

"The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that our languages cannot identify," writes Maptia intern Ella Frances Sanders.

"Somehow narrowing it down to just a handful, we've illustrated 11 of these wonderful, untranslatable, if slightly elusive, words."

From the ring that a glass leaves on a table to the feeling that comes from not being in your own country, here are the 11 - beautifully illustrated - words Maptia chose:

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages
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