Untranslatable Words

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The other night I got lost in this box of cards with untranslatable words. As someone who grew up in Switzerland, has lived in other parts of the world, having to learn and adapt to new languages, knows the pain of not being able to express something in one language but knowing a word for exactly *that* feeling in another. My love for words is deep. If yours is too, you’ll enjoy this.

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  1. I am Portuguese and have tried to translate “saudade” innumerous times with little success :)

  2. I had to explain the picture of a “eierlegende Wollmilchsau” to my Indian husband – no chance.

  3. Majime will always be my favourite untranslatable word.