11 Magical Words that Defy Translation

We’re fascinated by Medium, the collaborative blogging site from Ev Williams. Because the site is organized by themes, it’s incredibly inspiring. (It reminds us of another favorite project, Cowbird.) With Medium, concepts take precedent over authors. That means an intern with a unique idea can spark conversation across the Internet. 

That’s just what happened this week when Ella Frances Sanders created lovely illustrated definitions of evocative, but untranslatable words. 11 Untranslatable Words from Other Cultures transports us with simple beauty, and reminds us of the magic and mystery of language.