25 beautiful illustrations of untranslatable words

Words cannot express how much I love these…at least no English ones! It’s fascinating how fundamentally different one’s view of the world can be based on the linguistic framework they grew up with. It’s yet another reason why I want to learn so many languages.

Hat tip to my friend Colette for sharing this.

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Recently we brought you a selection of Japanese words we’d love to import into English. Well, it seems we’re not the only ones that feel that way. Digital artist Anjana Iyer, a designer based in Auckland, New Zealand, is undertaking a project to illustrate 100 words that can’t be translated into English. The words she’s chosen come from languages ranging from Latvian to Inuit, and even better, we here at RocketNews24 were excited to discover that there are already seven Japanese words on the list!

Below is our pick of Anjana’s ongoing project, which is entitled “Found in Translation”.

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