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Each language has a unique culture attached to it, which is invariably expressed in its words. A culture has to allot enough importance to an experience to have a unique word for it, thus making them “untranslatable”.

Untranslatable is an illustration project done for my graduation thesis, based on various words from several languages that have no one word equivalent in English and most other languages. In addition to that I also explored the etymology of said words to better understand their history and context.

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