Words for Lack of Words

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

 Here’s the link to the original article on Maptia.

These examples are a fascinating study of the English language. Each of these words is such a visceral experience, reaching out and squeezing at least one of our five senses, hard to describe in few words.

Why haven’t we given them a single name? Is it because we aren’t observant enough, don’t use them often enough in our daily language to assign them a word? Or is it because these moments are deemed too precious, and require thought and analysis every time we choose to define them, so they are slightly different every time we recall them in our hearts and minds?

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