Monday, 7 April 2014

Untranslatable Words....




I just thought these illustrations of Untranslatable words from other cultures were really special and had to share with your guys. They are from Maptia
Thank you for your comments yesterday, glad to know I am not the only magpie
xx gabi xx

5 comments:

poisonwood said...

I just love these! I wish we used some of these words in English!

Anonymous said...

What about the danish word "hygge"?

Anonymous said...

I'm german and I'm sorry but I've never heard of an existing word calles Waldeinsamkeit. It makes sense and I understand it but it's not a word...

Kimmy said...

These are so cute and the illustrations are perfect for the translations. I want to hang these all over my wall.

beate grigutsch said...

dear german anonymous:
waldeinsamkeit is a word for sure! maybe not in this modern, anglicism loaded german - but read some classic novels or poetry then you will find it everywhere.
i even know 1 or 2 guesthouses with this as name.

and it does not mean to be lonely in the woods - it describes the romantic of a german wood - which possible only germans can feel ;-)

another german
http://bahnwaerterhaeuschen.blogspot.de/