Istoriesmearkoudes (Greek) – 20 Exotic Words That Don’t Exist in English
Literally “stories with bears,” it refers to narrated events so wild and crazy it seems they can’t possibly be true.Share this on Facebook?
Of course, all languages are capable of sharing the thoughts of its speakers. I mean, so we don’t have a word for something, then we just describe the situation. Just take the first item: “a series of events so wild and crazy it seems that they can’t possibly be true”. Well, we just described the meaning of the word. We just don’t have a unique word for it.
These unique words are pretty cool. Cultures come up with words for things that are just either not needed in other societies or are never thought up and that culture just explains the concept in full each time. But these words are not, as some places exclaim, “untranslatable”. They are very much translatable. If they weren’t, this very article and the linked article would not be possible. They are just not translatable to a single word.