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!
April 29, 2015

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Ed M. Wood
Ed M. Wood is originally from Wells, the smallest city in England, and now lives in Berlin. He studied Psychology at the University of Southampton before working as a teacher and translator in Spain, England and Germany. He then undertook a MA in Political Science in Bath, Berlin and Madrid. His main interests lie in the areas of language, culture and travel.
Ed M. Wood is originally from Wells, the smallest city in England, and now lives in Berlin. He studied Psychology at the University of Southampton before working as a teacher and translator in Spain, England and Germany. He then undertook a MA in Political Science in Bath, Berlin and Madrid. His main interests lie in the areas of language, culture and travel.

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