An Illustrated Catalog of Untranslatable Words

In many blog posts before, we discussed that there are many untranslatable words that should be explained across cultures. As language evolves parallel to people’s need of expression, it is quite normal that there are different terms in different cultures. To understand these terms and words, one should really understand the culture itself.

Anyway, Maria Popova compiled them for us in her article on brainpickings.com. Thanks Ella Frances Sanders for such beautiful illustrations!

Let’s have a look at the most interesting ones. You can always click the link at the bottom to read the original article.

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Source: http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/24/lost-in-translation-ella-frances-sanders/

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