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The School of Life Untranslatable Words


  • Brand: The School of Life (London, UK)
  • 20 cards with words from languages other than English that express moods, needs and feelings that our own language has not yet properly pinned down
  • Dimensions: 159 x 115 x 20 mm



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This set of cards define some of our favourite words from the world’s languages and married them up with complementary images to create cards that bring some of our most important feelings into focus. We’ve created them to prompt greater reflection about the nature of language and the emotions.

Example Cards

  • DUENDE (Spanish): A heightened sense of emotion created by a moving piece of art.

  • FORELSKET (Norwegian): The euphoric feeling at the beginning of love. We can’t believe someone so perfect has wandered into our lives. They enhance and complete us. We might report: ‘I was overpowered by forelsket as our fingers interlaced…’

  • YŪGEN (Japanese): Gives a name to a mood in which one feels that the universe as a whole possesses a mysterious and elusive beauty. Moonlight, snow on distant mountains, birds flying very high in the evening sky, and watching the sun rise over the ocean all feed this sensibility.

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