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The last time I was in Belgrade, some friends and I went out for drinks and I asked Uroš – a Serbian vegetarian, ie. a real live unicorn – why he was a vegetarian in a country whose love of grilled meat is surpassed only by the fanatical Argentina.
Friends and family love to send me lists of untranslatable words that are currently making the rounds on the internet. Which is great, although it does lead to quite a bit of overlap – if you’ve read more than one list of untranslatable words you’ll know what I mean. As the header image for this post shows, […]
“Oh, wretched is the woman that lets herself be impregnated by the words of men…” Giambattista Basile (The Tale of Tales 192)
“How can you live here?” he asked. “You don’t speak a word of the language.” She shrugged. “Sometimes it’s easier to love those you don’t understand,” she replied.
I’m afraid so, folks. But I saw this on another blog and it reminded me of grief-bacon. I think there may be some overlap, but it’s still a fabulous list. If there’s anyone out there reading this, maybe we can try our hand at translating/creating English equivalents?http://www.altalang.com/beyond-words/2008/10/12/ten-most-difficult-words-to-translate/