Even with the huge vocabulary of English, we still haven’t got all the words covered.

Other languages have words that we don’t have single-word equivalents for. Can they be mapped onto English? And why do we have gaps in our language?

Linguist Daniel Midgley will translate the untranslatable on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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A couple of articles inspired today’s show:
http://sobadsogood.com/2012/04/29/25-words-that-simply-dont-exist-in-english/
http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/20-awesomely-untranslatable-words-from-around-the-world/

More about ‘gigil’
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