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Gorgeous Illustrations Of ‘Untranslatable’ Words From Different Languages

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Based in New Zealand, media designer Anjana Iyer has illustrated a series of “untranslatable” words from different languages in her “100 Days Project”.

“I wanted it to be something compelling enough to do every single day and I have had a fascination with learning new languages for the longest time,” she said. The designer also stumbled upon an article of words that have no English equivalent, which led her to come up with this project.

These “Found In Translation” posters let us get a glimpse of the different cultures around the world—we found out that there is a word for a woman who looks better at a distance, and another that describes the anxiety of waiting for someone.

View these fun illustrations below.


[via Anjana Iyer]
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