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Off topic: Do you have an interesting cultural/conceptual word
Thread poster: xxxDavid Q
xxxDavid Q
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Mar 5, 2008

I am a researcher for the Gallup Leadership Institute. We have many international students. One of our goals is to promote a global mindset. In a recent class, students described concepts, (or words that described concepts) that were difficult to translate into other cultures. By concepts, I also mean an aesthetic, interpersonal phenomenon, emotion or philosophy. The idea that a concept was difficult or almost impossible to translate was eyeopening and culturally humbling for everyone. Words like Wabi-Sabi and Zeitgeist were used. Any ideas or favorites?

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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I am sure a very pleasurable new one will develop soon Mar 5, 2008

Still, here is an old topic on more or less the same theme.



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xxxDavid Q
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Thanks Ö Mar 5, 2008

In your link Henry D mentions that the topic is an extension of his \"untranslatables\" topic.

Is there a way for me to find his original \"untranslatables\" topic?

Thanks Sincerely
David


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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There is a way! Mar 5, 2008

And a proven one
http://www.proz.com/topic/110


Who knows, maybe these will tempt Henry to make similar posts again.


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The LOOOOONG thread was Mar 5, 2008

http://www.proz.com/topic/117

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