Untranslatable Words from Other Languages [infographic]

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt a particular feeling but couldn’t express it because there wasn’t a word for it in English? In those situations we usually just describe what we’re feeling, even if the word doesn’t exist. However, there are various words in other languages that have no English equivalent.

For example, the German word ‘Waldeinsamkeit’ refers to the feeling of being left alone in the woods. The Italian word for the mark left on a table by a cold glass is ‘Culaccino’ and a person who asks a lot of questions is known as a Pochemuchka in Russian. To check out the rest, check out the graphic below:


infographic on untranslatable words from other languages