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

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.

More info: vashi.com

#1 Dor

Dor

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AdinaDenisaVereş 3 years ago

More exactly the meaning of a intense feeling of missing someone

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#2 Merak

Merak

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IrisBalter 3 years ago

Merak is turc loan word- turcizam.

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#3 Firgun

Firgun

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

That's a really nice word to have.

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#4 Cafune

Cafune

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VitoLeite 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

I would grow old trying to pronounce that correctly :)

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#7 Cwtch

Cwtch

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AndrewJones 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

Viraha is Kannada ( a South Indian language) not Hindi

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#10 Mamihlapinatapei

Mamihlapinatapei

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SandraSanynka 3 years ago

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

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#11 Kilig

Kilig

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PearlTorrijos 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

In Bangla, it is called "Ovimaan/অভিমান"

#15 Naz

Naz

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abhishekjotshi 3 years ago

I feel Naaz just means Pride.

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#16 Mo Chuisle Mo Chroi

Mo Chuisle Mo Chroi

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CezzBeirne 3 years ago

not really untranslatable, nor s it a word - it just means the pulse of my heart?

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#17 Odnoliub

Odnoliub

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#18 Geborgenheti

Geborgenheti

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NashNopper 3 years ago

Geborgenheit - not Geborgenheti :)

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#19 Psithirisma

Psithirisma

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MatCSharp 3 years ago

That is called throisma. Psithirisma means whispering. :)

#20 Hai Shi Shan Meng

Hai Shi Shan Meng

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

Sighs with despair...

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#21 Yuanfen

Yuanfen

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Cookie 3 years ago

That would be love.

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#22 Iktsuarpok

Iktsuarpok

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PandaBear 3 years ago

I kind of hate this feeling, especially when the person never turns up. But i guess it is kinda exciting too…

#23 Forelsket

Forelsket

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AngeliqaNielsen 3 years ago

In Swedish it's spelled Förälskad

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#24 Flechazo

Flechazo

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ShanePe 3 years ago

It's like saying "Crush" to somebody you feel attracted to for no specific reason. no physically.

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#25 Cheiro No Cangote

Cheiro No Cangote

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GabriellaBarbosa 3 years ago

*portuguese

#26 Manabamate

Manabamate

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#27 Onsra

Onsra

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Cookie 3 years ago

I love the elephant lamp.

#28 Aay'han

Aay'han

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#29 Hanyauku

Hanyauku

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