Beautiful & Untranslatable: Words from Around the World

While English increases in popularity, there are words and phrases commonly found in various other languages that will never be directly translatable. We’re here to celebrate these beautiful, strange, and often elaborate expressions that hold importance to their respective cultures.

Urdu is the official language of Pakistan and is one of the most widely spoken languages in India. Its origins are derived from Sanskrit and Hindi but it also draws vocabulary from Persian, Arabic and Turkish. 

While French may be known as the language of love, Urdu is the language of poetry and has given rise to some of the most remarkable literary works in Asia. This is because Urdu has the ability to capture complex thoughts, feelings and experiences that are difficult to explain in our own language – so much can be expressed in just a few simple words. 

Goya describes a form of poetic faith that scholars refer to as a suspension of disbelief. It can be experienced in moments of solitude and moments shared. 

Have you ever been so immersed in a good book or a film that the world around you fades into the background? Goya highlights the beautiful relationship we have with language and our experience of the world. It’s the willingness to lose yourself in a story and let your mind be transported to somewhere else entirely. 

At Language Department, we have provided subtitles and translations to bring the magic of storytelling and the power of goya to different parts of the globe.  

Our language experts specialize in all areas of translation to help you capture the heart of your messaging in English or any other language of your choice. Whatever your requirements, get in touch to learn more. 

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