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23 Charming Illustrations Of Untranslatable Words From Other Languages

Illustrator Anjana Iyer created these lovely designs for her 100 Days Project. She’s accepting commissions, and on the strength of this she must get a lot…

1. Fernweh (German).

2. Papakata (Cook Islands Maori).

3. Iktsuarpok (Inuit).

4. Tingo (Pascuense).

5. Komorebi (Japanese).

6. Tsundoku (Japanese).

7. Waldeinsamkeit (German).

8. Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan).

9. Backpfeifengesicht (German).

10. Pochemuchka (Russian).

11. Aware (Japanese).

12. Wabi-Sabi (Japanese).

13. Gattara (Italian).

14. Hanyauku (Rukwangali).

15. Shlimazl (Yiddish).

16. Friolero (Spanish).

17. Utepils (Norwegian).

18. Kaapshljmurslis (Latvian).

20. Kyoikumama (Japanese).

21. Ilunga (Tshiluba)

22. Age-otori (Japanese).

23. Prozvonit (Czech).

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Alan White is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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