May 15, 2014

15 Words in Other Languages with No Direct English Equivalent

 

Found in Translation‘ is an ongoing series that highlights words in other languages with no direct English equivalent. The illustrative posters are done by Anjana Ilyer, a Mumbai-born graphic designer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Anjana’s goal is to do 100 of these illustrations in 100 days. You can see the entire series to date on Behance.

 

1. Iktsuarpok (Inuit)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (15)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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2. Mamihlapinatapei (Yagán)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (11)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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3. Tsundoku (Japanese)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (17)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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4. Pochemuchka (Russian)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (8)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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5. Schadenfreude (German)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (10)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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6. Ilunga (Tshiluba)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (6)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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7. Friolero (Spanish)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (9)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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8. Prozvonit (Czech/Slovak)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (13)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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9. Wabi-Sabi (Japanese)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (7)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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10. Fernweh (German)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (14)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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11. Papakata (Maori)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (5)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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12. Waldeinsamkeit (German)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (16)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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13. Aware (Japanese)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (2)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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14. Hanyauku (Kwangali)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (18)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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15. Utepils (Norwegian)

words in foreign languages with no english equivalent (4)

Artwork by ANJANA IYER
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