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Untranslatable Words Graphically Explained

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 1 June 2014 @ 6:00 am | No Comments

In Citizen Media, English, Ideas, Language, Quick Reads, Spanish

The web site Pijamasurf [1] [es] shares the curious “30 untraslatable word list” the artist Anjana Iyer [2] [en] tried to capture on humorous illustrations. Like for instance:

Bakku- shan (Japanese)
A beautiful girl… as long as she's being viewed from behind.

You can find the list here [3].


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URLs in this post:

[1] Pijamasurf: http://pijamasurf.com/2014/05/grafica-de-lo-intraducible-30-palabras-raras-explicadas-con-imagenes/comment-page-1/#comments

[2] Anjana Iyer: http://anjanaiyer.com/

[3] here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/9633585/Found-In-Translation

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