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.


Japanese is the primary language of Japan and is spoken by over 128 million people around the world, in places such as France, Brazil, Germany and the United States.

A culture full of masterful storytelling, there are some words and phrases that we find simply beautiful and unable to directly translate. The term korembi describes the sheer beauty of sunlight as it shines through a tree.

See more beautiful, untranslatable words and phrases from languages all around the world!