Saturday, May 10, 2014

Untranslatable Words of the Day: Waldeinsamkeit (German) & Istoriesmearkoudes (Greek)

One of those words in a foreign language we just don't have an English one for (but should). Today's is Waldeinsamkeit (German), aka "the feeling of being alone in the woods". (Hi Red!)
Another is Istoriesmearkoudes (Greek), meaning, literally, "stories with bears". Snow White & Rose Red! Bearskin! The Cat on the Dovrefell! So many more!

The images are by illustrator Anjana Iyer and is part of her 100 Days Project (creativity challenge being done by people around the world). You can see a whole lot more of her "untranslatable words" depicted in graphics HERE. I wish she had a lot more fairy tale words to make this a regular feature...

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