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9 Delightful Welsh Words You Should Probably Know About

9 Delightful Welsh Words You Should Probably Know About

The Welsh language is full of fun, bouncy words that look impossible to pronounce to the average English speaker.
What Is The Most Beautiful Word In The World?

What Is The Most Beautiful Word In The World?

Is it ‘cellar door’? Or ‘nakakapagpabagabag’? Who decides what’s beautiful, anyway?
Quiz: Do You Know What These 7 Untranslatable Words Mean?

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!
A Calming Influence — How 7 Other Languages Interpret Your Moments Of Tranquility

A Calming Influence — How 7 Other Languages Interpret Your Moments Of Tranquility

Peace and quiet go hand-in-hand, but these “untranslatable” words deserve to be shared out loud.
Top 10 Translation Fails Of Historic Proportion

Top 10 Translation Fails Of Historic Proportion

These mistranslation mishaps are a blast from the past!

Can You Guess The Meaning Of These 10 Untranslatable Words From 4 Languages?

There are many words in foreign languages that express concepts which English needs a whole sentence to describe. Take this quiz and unlock a few novelties along the way. Best of luck!