Thursday , November 15 2018
Home / Self-Help News & Trends / 13 Untranslatable Words About Love

13 Untranslatable Words About Love

“ubuntu” (Ndebele)

I really enjoy the work of Ella Frances Sanders*.

Her bestselling book, Lost in Translation, has been a worldwide hit in many languages. This short video adapts 13 “untranslatable” words about love, sharing their literal meaning.

 

 

Here are a few of my favorites:

tiam (Farsi): the twinkle in your eye when you first meet someone

forelsket (Norwegian): the indescribable euphoria as you begin to fall in love

nunchi (Korean): the subtle, often unnoticed art of listening and gauging another’s mood

wabi-sabi (Japanese): finding beauty in imperfections; acceptance of the cycle of life and death

Sometimes a single word in English doesn’t describe what you’re looking for. If you watch the video, what do some of these words mean to you?

“saudade” (Portuguese)

***

*In fact, I like her work so much that I asked her to design my first (and only) tattoo

###


Click Here For Original Source Of The Article

About Anas Alaoui

Anas Alaoui

Check Also

Life’s Too Short to Be Too Busy

“Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.” ~Alexandra Stoddard

 Heard in the offices across America…

“I’m so busy and have no time!”

“How is it almost 2019 already?!”

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead…”

We’re so focused …

The post Life’s Too Short to Be Too Busy appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

css.php