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11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

11 UNTRANSLATABLE WORDS FROM OTHER CULTURES.



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WALDEINSAMKEIT

(german)

THE FEELING OF BEING ALONE IN THE WOODS.



the mark left on a table by a cold glass.



(italian)

CUALACINO

IKTSUARPOK

(inuit)

THE FEELING OF ANTICIPATION THAT LEADS YOU TO KEEP LOOKING OUTSIDE TO SEE IF ANYONE IS COMING.



sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees.

(japanese)



A PERSON WHO ASKS A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

(russian)

POCHEMUCHKA



SOBREMESA

(spanish)

the time spent after lunch or dinner,talking to the people you shared the meal with.



JAYUS

(indonesian)

A JOKE TOLD SO POORLY AND SO UNFUNNY THAT ONE CANNOT HELP BUT LAUGH.



THE ACT OF SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD IN ORDER TO HELP YOU REMEMBER SOMETHING YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN.

(hawaiian)

PANAPOO



DEPAYSEMENT

(french)

the feeling that comes from not being in one's home country.



GOYA

(urdu)

the transporting suspension of disbelief that can occur i.e in good storytelling.



THE ROADLIKE REFLECTION OF THE MOON ON THE WATER.

MANGATA (swedish)

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

shared by jonnym1ller on Aug 21, 2013 in Travel

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

shared by jonnym1ller on Aug 21, 2013 in Travel

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“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth." - Friedrich Nietzsche The relationship between words and their meaning...
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