Illustrator Emma Block has created these beautiful depictions of "untranslatable words", in collaboration with Vashi.com.


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The illustrations depict feelings that anyone who has been in love will know only too well – but for which we have no words in the English language.

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#1 Dor

Dor

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AdinaDenisaVereş 1 year ago

More exactly the meaning of a intense feeling of missing someone

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#2 Merak

Merak

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IrisBalter 1 year ago

Merak is turc loan word- turcizam.

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#3 Firgun

Firgun

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TinyDynamine 1 year ago

That's a really nice word to have.

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#4 Cafune

Cafune

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VitoLeite 1 year ago

Try to translate saudade. In my opinions there are no words to describe it.

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#5 Koi No Yokan

Koi No Yokan

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KostasVentouras 1 year ago

finally I learned what that Deftones album title meant

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#6 Zhi Zi Zhi Shou, Yu Zi Xie Lao

Zhi Zi Zhi Shou, Yu Zi Xie Lao

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Posum 1 year ago

I would grow old trying to pronounce that correctly :)

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#7 Cwtch

Cwtch

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AndrewJones 1 year ago

Also relates to under the stairs or put something by for later use or the place a dog would be sent out of the way

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#8 Retrouvailles

Retrouvailles

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CarolineCarlyle-Price 1 year ago

This isn't really a love term, it's just the word to qualify being reunited with someone you haven't seen in a while, not specifically a loved one. (can also be for colleagues, friends, classmates, etc.)

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#9 Viraha

Viraha

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SamudyataShivaram 1 year ago

Viraha is Kannada ( a South Indian language) not Hindi

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#10 Mamihlapinatapei

Mamihlapinatapei

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SandraSanynka 1 year ago

The czech language has the laso a word for that - pokukovat

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#11 Kilig

Kilig

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PearlTorrijos 1 year ago

It is actually the unexplainable happiness you feel when your loved one did something special for you.. giddiness over a crush is a shallow definition

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#12 Gezelligheid

Gezelligheid

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MerelHemelsoet 1 year ago

It's more the connectedness you feel with the people or place you are in. The more connected you feel, the more gezellig it is.

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#13 Ya'aburnee

Ya'aburnee

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MedTahaHouidi 1 year ago

It is actually the fact to love someone so much you wish they outlive you

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#14 Oodal

Oodal

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M.WaheduzzamanKhan 1 year ago

In Bangla, it is called "Ovimaan/অভিমান"

#15 Naz

Naz

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abhishekjotshi 1 year ago

I feel Naaz just means Pride.

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