There are some foreign words that contain so many layers of meaning that they become directly untranslatable into English. Attempting to provide their full meaning underlines the vastly under-appreciated art of multilingual translation. International Contact, Inc. published 13 of 14 untranslatable words presented by UK based illustrator Marija Tiurina, on our Facebook page, and we present all 14 here for you to enjoy. Our thanks to Maria for her kind permission to repost these. You can learn more about Maria, how these images were created, and even purchase a set at her site here: https://www.behance.net/tiurinam
Can you come up with a good word in English to translate any of these examples? Please post a comment to let us know!