No language has all of the words, and English is no exception. While you can express the complex feeling of “insecurity, fear, concern, and envy over relative lack of possessions, status or something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a comparator, a rival, or a competitor.” with one word (i.e. jealousy), some other very simple concepts need to be expressed with more than one word, like the day after tomorrow. With input from our amazing followers at The Language Nerds, we have compiled a list of some of the most interesting words that exist in other languages but have no equivalent in English. You really don’t want to miss any of them.Continue reading “41 Fascinating words from other languages we should definitely import to English.”
Geoffrey Willans said, “You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” If you think your language is unique because it has sounds and phrases that other languages can’t possibly have, you’re in for a huge surprise. The beauty of knowing other languages is that it gives you a unique perspective about how other cultures think and how they describe the world around them, which sometimes can be surprisingly different. We’ve all known of idioms and phrases that can’t be translated no matter what and that’s because of the simple reason that cultures are untranslatable. In this article, we have combined some of the most interesting non-English phrases from around the world and their literal translations to showcase how unusual other languages can be. Have a good read ?Continue reading “27 Hilarious Non-English Phrases And Their Literal Meanings.”
Having fun with اللغات is enjoyable and intriguing في نفس الوقت. You can do fascinating stuff بمجرد تحريك your lips و your لسان. Language هي أهم thing that keeps us مع بعض. Think about it للحظة. It gets more interesting عندما you combine لغتين في the same time, فأنت تجمع even more people.Continue reading “Don’t read this article, ان لم تكن تتقن لغتين على الاقل”
Have you ever thought beyond your language when it comes to what words literally mean and what they can be translated to word-for-word? It’s just fun, like anything multilingual. We brought to you today some of the most hilarious literal translations from all across the languages of the world to give you a sense of how beautiful languages can be. Don’t forget to share your favorite and if you have other examples, do kindly share them. ?Continue reading “People Are Sharing hilarious Literal Translations, And Here Are 25 Of The Best Ones.”
Translation is a hard-to-get skill that is not given to everyone. The fact that you speak two languages doesn’t make you a translator. If you haven’t taken any translation courses and attempt to translate, your translations will contain a lot of meaningless words such as “umm”, “err”, “that thing..you know”. Sometimes, translations (mostly literal) turn into the funniest thing when they go horribly wrong. In this article, we compiled some of the funniest examples of translation gone wrong to make you appreciate the job translators are doing. Grab some snacks, it’s gonna be a long list!Continue reading “40 hilarious translation fails from different languages.”
It is highly recommended to consider other languages when you want to name a product. Otherwise, you will be a laughing stock to people who know a thing or two about other languages; especially to people like us, language nerds. Here are some product names that turned into something unfortunate in other languages:Continue reading “Product Names That Mean Something Unfortunate In Other Languages.”
There are beautiful stories and meanings behind every country’s name. Well, there should be! Etymology is an interesting subject of its own, add in some geography to it and you will be amazed to find out how astonishing and weird the meanings of some countries’ names are.
While you may know the meaning of your country’s name, other countries’ names remain a mystery to all of us. To unravel the mystery, Credit Card Compare created an insightful map in which they visualized the literal translations and meanings of every country’s name. Let’s break that down by continents. And hey, if the images are too small, just zoom in a little or open them in a new tab, they are in high resolution.Continue reading “Map shows the literal meaning of every country’s name.”
Great books are never bound by the languages they are written in. They travel through languages, spaces, and cultures, and that’s what makes a great book.
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Great books are never bound by the languages they are written in. They travel through languages, spaces, and cultures, and that’s what makes a great book. To celebrate World Book Day, The Translation Company shed light on 50 of the world’s most translated books. Better yet, they put that into an infographic. We brought it here to you and we wish it interests you.
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