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Illustrations Of Untranslatable Languages Around The World

Written by Siobhan Harmer
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New Zealand based media designer Anjana Iyer has created a series of drawings displaying untranslatable languages with the closest English translation titled ‘Found In Translation’. It is impossible to translate these words into English exactly but here are the best ways to describe them:

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    German

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      Japanese

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        Russian

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          Swedish

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            Japanese

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              German

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                French

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                  Italian

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                    Czech

                    Untranslatable-Words-From-Different-Languages-Illustrated-By-Anjana-Iyer-18-600x835

                      Spanish

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                        Norwegian

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                          Hindi

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                            Korean

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                              Finnish

                              Do you know any other untranslatable words or phrases that Iyer may not have covered? Does anyone know if their are English words that have no definition around the world?

                              You check out the full collection from Iyer here.

                              Found In Translation | Anjana Iyer

                              Featured photo credit: Found In Translation | Anjana Iyer via behance.net

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