See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

24 Untranslatable Expressions

If languages are living beings, it would be correct to talk in plural and think of each of the existing languages in the world as a unique species [...]. Therefore, each language has its own expressions that, proudly, present themsleves as untranslatable to other languages [...].

Website PijamaSurf [es] lists 24 untranslatable expressions [es] to other languages with their Spanish explanation.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site