Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

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These words are literally the nightmare of translators, they are really untranslatable, you cannot find a perfect word in English to capture the essence of the word’s meaning in another language. You can explain them, but you cannot translate them. But this has inspired New-Zealand based designer Anjana Lyer, who designed a project called” Found in Translation”, which try to explain the meaning behind words in other language that have no direct equivalent in English. This is charming and fascinating.

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Backpfeifengesicht (German)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Gökotta (Swedish)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Bakku-shan (Japanese)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Aware (Japanese)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Fernweh (German)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Komorebi (Japanese)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Tingo (Pascuense)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Rire dans sa barbe (French)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Waldeinsamkeit (German)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Hanyauku (Rukwangali)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Gattara (Italian)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Prozvonit (Czech)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Iktsuarpok (Inuit)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Pochemuchka (Russian)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Tsundoku (Japanese)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Wabi-Sabi (Japanese)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Culaccino (Italian)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Ilunga (Tshiluba)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Shlimazl (Yiddish)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Papakata (Cook Islands Maori)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Friolero (Spanish)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Schilderwald (German)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Utepils (Norwegian)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Won (Korean)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Tokka (Finnish)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Schadenfreude (German)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Kyoikumama (Japanese)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Age-otori (Japanese)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

Chai-Pani (Hindi)

Fascinating Untranslatable Words Illustrations By Anjana Iyer

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