Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I see submissions?

You can find all submissions on the explore page

How can I create a submission?

In order to create a submission, you have to create an account first. You can do so here

After you've created an account, you will see the a button appear in your navigation.

Is it only for Untranslatable words?

Not at all!

The name is inspired by the reaction you get from people when you ask them to translate or explain something from their native languages.

"It's kind of like this, but not really. It doesn't really have an exact translation."

In fact, translatability is a lot more complex than most people realize.

Because something as simple as "I am" can translate to "yo soy" or "yo estoy" depending on the permanency of the situation.

A simple phrase like "the grass is green" will translate to "the grass is blue" in Japanese, where green is considered a shade of blue.

Everything can be translated to a certain extent, but some things require a little bit more explanation, and it is that extra bit of context and explanation we would like to share here on Untranslatable.

Can submissions of the same meaning be linked to each other?

They can, by adding a synonym to your submission. This way, users can search synonyms and find similar expressions or words from around the world. You can further narrow it down by country or language.

We also have a list of a standard synonyms people can use and browse through.

When will my submission be public?

Your submission will be shown publicly as soon as it has been reviewed by one of our moderators.