May 2024

The world's most brilliantly untranslatable words

Rebecca Naylor
Rebecca Naylor


Why would there be a word for something in one language, but not in another? Such phrases may not abide by the laws of translation, but they do offer a window into the inner lives of their speakers. Polyglot Rebecca Naylor quizzes us on some of the most enlightening – and baffling – mots justes from around the world

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