Friday, January 7

Untranslatable words

This morning I've been perusing my favorite travel writing sites and found this popular Matador article:  20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World.  Definitely worth checking out if you like words.

My two favorites:

Brazilian Portuguese – “The act of tenderly running one’s fingers through someone’s hair.”


Inuit – “To go outside to check if anyone is coming.”  (I'm imagining a fur-clad head of household figure emerging from an igloo.)

No comments: