Celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity - Day 7

man 2814937 1920 optIn Y6 RE in the summer term, there is a series of lessons about the beauty of words. When Sra. Stevens teaches this, she obviously gives it a languages twist and shares some beautiful words from other languages to discuss. There are many words that are untranslateable as a single word, requiring several or even several sentences to explain. This article lists 38 and there are a few favourites below drawn from this article. Do you have any favourite words that come from other languages? 

noun Reading 11537 opt

 

 

 

Goya

(n) the suspension of disbelief that occurs in good storytelling; a story that feels like reality.

Urdu

noun Charity 1769730 opt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ubuntu

(n) the belief that we are defined by our compassion and kindness to others

Nguni (South Africa)

noun forest 1543498 opt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waldeinsamkeit

(n) the feeling of being alone in the woods

German.

 

 

 

 

 

noun books 1140218 opt

 

 

 

Tsundoku

(n) the act of buying a book and leaving it unread, often piled together with other unread books

Japanese

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