All languages bring their own unique words to the global conversation table that is life.   While we do our best to translate each other’s languages  so that we can understand one another as completely as possible, there are still words that don’t (or can’t) make that easy translation into another language.  They are the…

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In our ongoing list of ‘untranslatable’ words from other languages, I bring you 10 more words that don’t seem to have an equivalent in other languages. While the debate lingers on about whether these words are truly ‘untranslatable’ by definition, it is certainly clear that each language has their own set of words that either…

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Last year I did a post that listed 20 untranslatable words from other languages.  The post got a lot of attention (mostly thanks to naysayers denying the ‘untranslatable’ label), so I thought I would do a follow-up with more words from around the world. While a debate could linger on about whether or not there…

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English is so limited sometimes. There are so many kickass words in other languages, that describe concepts that we just don’t have one word for in English. And that’s a shame, because sometimes we find ourselves in situations that English just can’t describe. Science fiction and fantasy are full of those sorts of quirky situations…

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Last week I did a repost by Jason Wire on MatadorNetwork listing 20 awesomely untranslatable words from around the world.  Since it garnered so much interest, I wanted to revisit the idea and do a little research to come up with a new list of untranslatable words, this time for English. HERE ARE A FEW…

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This post is a re-post by Jason Wire on MatadorNetwork On October 9, 2010 There are at least 250,000 words in the English language. However, to think that English – or any language – could hold enough expression to convey the entirety of the human experience is as arrogant of an assumption as it is…

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