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

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Dor

Dor

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AdinaDenisaVereş
Community Member
5 years ago

More exactly the meaning of a intense feeling of missing someone

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#2

Merak

Merak

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AdnanHanić
Community Member
5 years ago

Merak is not Serbian but Bosnian word.

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#3

Firgun

Firgun

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TinyDynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

That's a really nice word to have.

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#4

Cafune

Cafune

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VitoLeite
Community Member
5 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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JorgePereira
Community Member
5 years ago

Deftones!

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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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--
Community Member
5 years ago

执子之手,与子偕老

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#7

Cwtch

Cwtch

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LisaOslagerSimons
Community Member
5 years ago

Rob Simons

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#8

Retrouvailles

Retrouvailles

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LouRemedi
Community Member
5 years ago

Actually it only means "when we meet again". It's not about the feeling of love. You could write "When you are reunited with a loved one after a long separation" and then you're correct.

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#9

Viraha

Viraha

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SamudyataShivaram
Community Member
5 years ago

Viraha is Kannada ( a South Indian language) not Hindi

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#10

Mamihlapinatapei

Mamihlapinatapei

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SandraSanynka
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Ha

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#12

Gezelligheid

Gezelligheid

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MerelHemelsoet
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

In Bangla, it is called "Ovimaan/অভিমান"

#15

Naz

Naz

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abhishekjotshi
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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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GabriellaSztárosztenkó
Community Member
5 years ago

yeeeeees... ^_^

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#18

Geborgenheti

Geborgenheti

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NashNopper
Community Member
5 years ago

Geborgenheit - not Geborgenheti :)

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#19

Psithirisma

Psithirisma

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MatCSharp
Community Member
5 years ago

That is called throisma. Psithirisma means whispering. :)

#20

Hai Shi Shan Meng

Hai Shi Shan Meng

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TinyDynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

Sighs with despair...

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#21

Yuanfen

Yuanfen

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Cookie
Community Member
5 years ago

That would be love.

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#22

Iktsuarpok

Iktsuarpok

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PandaBear
Community Member
5 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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olemann77
Community Member
5 years ago

This is also the same word in norwegian

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#24

Flechazo

Flechazo

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ShanePe
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

*portuguese

#26

Manabamate

Manabamate

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#27

Onsra

Onsra

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Cookie
Community Member
5 years ago

I love the elephant lamp.

#28

Aay'han

Aay'han

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RoshanVerghese
Community Member
5 years ago

Bobba Fett??

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#29

Hanyauku

Hanyauku

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