Language explained

Untranslatable is a place where native speakers from around the world get to share, explain and define things from their language.

With hundreds of submissions from over 54 countries, we allow people to share and explain slang, expressions, idioms, emojis, references from all over.


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Beyond translation

Translation isn’t the only thing that defines what something means. At Untranslatable, we try to go beyond translation by sharing specific information about where something is used, how frequently, and by who.

Information that is often common knowledge to native speakers, but not to outsiders. This way you get an insider view into a foreign language.


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It's like asking a friend

Untranslatable is no replacement of a traditional dictionary, but should be seen as an addition thereof. Think of it like asking a foreign friend to explain a local linguistic phenomenon to you.



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