Quiz: Do You Know What These 7 Untranslatable Words Mean?

Have you ever experienced something and wished there were a word for it? Maybe there is in another language!
October 18, 2017
Quiz: Do You Know What These 7 Untranslatable Words Mean?

It’s no mystery as to why people love untranslatable words. It’s always fun to find out there’s a word in another language that captures some feeling or concept that you’ve never been able to describe before. Take this quiz to see if you can remember — or pick up — some of the best untranslatables.

Maybe start with the translatables.
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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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