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15 Words You Cannot Translate Into English

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15 Words You Cannot Translate Into English

If you’ve watched season two of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show Parts Unknown, there is an episode where he visits Andalucia during Semana Santa. A group of artists attempts an translation of the word duende to Bourdain and his audience, but English speakers can only grasp the concept. Why? Though the approximately 5000 languages spoken today may have started as one single language millennia ago, the variety that now exist has created words that cannot be translated into English.

Wolfestone has collected 15 of the most interesting words you cannot translate into English, including duende, into this infographic that shows the beauty of languages around the globe.

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    Featured photo credit: Wolfestone.co.uk via wolfestone.co.uk

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