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8 Untranslatable ‘Foodie’ Words From Different Countries Around The World
By Dorothy Tan, 20 Oct 2017
When we try to translate from one language to another, there is bound to be something that is lost in translation because there are always words that are untranslatable and unique to its native country.
After sharing this series of untranslatable words about love, Expedia UK is back with another similar collection of foreign words that has no equivalent in English—this time, these are words about food and eating.
While they are highly relatable for anyone who loves to eat, these foreign words are also often very much a manifestation of culture. For instance, there is a Norwegian word roughly translated as “outside beer” that refers to a beer you drink in the sunshine—for the Norwegians who have very limited sunlight every year, drinking a beer outdoors in the sun is a special occasion that deserves its own word.
Scroll down to view all of the other untranslatable words about food—which one do you like the most?
[via Expedia UK]
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