11 Untranslatable Words from Around the World – Infographic

23 Sep

11 Untranslatable Words from Around the World

“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 words we use have always been tied to our feelings, and linguists are constantly dissecting language to get to the heart of that relationship.  There are some feelings, however, that we just cannot put into words and that some cultures cannot identify.  Around the world, this is not always true and some cultures have been able to create single words for complex feelings.  Today’s infographic presents 11 of these words for more complex feelings or subtle actions from various cultures around the world. [VIA]

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Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Infographics


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