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Untranslatable Words from Around the World

 

ภาษานอกจากจะเป็นเครื่องมือสื่อสารแล้ว ยังเป็นสิ่งที่สะท้อนให้เห็นวัฒนธรรมนั้นๆ
และด้วยวัฒนธรรมที่แตกต่างกัน จึงทำให้ภาษาต่างๆไม่ว่าจะชาติไหนๆนั้นน่าสนใจ

วันนี้เลยเอาคำในภาษาต่างๆซึ่งไม่มีคำแปลโดยตรงนั้นมาให้ดูกัน จาก Untranslatables Book ที่รวบรวมคำและความหมายพร้อมรูปประกอบที่วาดโดย Ella Frances Sanders นักเขียนจากประเทศอังกฤษ :)


1. Waldeinsamkeit (German)
:
A feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods and a connectedness to nature.

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2. Culaccino (Italian)
:
The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

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3. Iktsuarpok (Inuit)
:
The feeling of anticipation that leads you to go outside and check if anyone is coming, and probably also indicates an element of impatience.

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4. Komorebi (Japanese)
:
When sunlight filters through the trees — the interplay between the light and the leaves.

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5. Pochemuchka (Russian)
:
Someone who asks a lot of questions. In fact, probably too many questions.

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6. Sobremesa (Spanish)
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 The period of time after a meal when you have food-induced conversations with the people you have shared the meal with.

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7. Jayus (Indonesian)
:
Their slang for someone who tells a joke so badly, that is so unfunny you cannot help but laugh out loud.

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8. Pana Poʻo (Hawaiian)
:
You know when you forget where you’ve put the keys, and you scratch your head because it somehow seems to help your remember?

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9. Dépaysement (French)
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The feeling that comes from not being in one’s home country — of being a foreigner, or an immigrant, of being somewhat displaced from your origin.

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10. Goya (Urdu)
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This particular Urdu word conveys a contemplative ‘as-if’ that nonetheless feels like reality, and describes the suspension of disbelief that can occur, often through good storytelling.

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11. Mångata (Swedish)
:
The word for the glimmering, roadlike reflection that the moon creates on water.
untranslatable words mångata.

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