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untranslatable

(ˌʌntrænzˈleɪtəbəl)
adj
not able to be expressed or written down in another language or dialect
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untranslatable - not capable of being put into another form or style or languageuntranslatable - not capable of being put into another form or style or language; "an untranslatable idiom"; "untranslatable art"
translatable - capable of being put into another form or style or language; "substances readily translatable to the American home table"; "his books are eminently translatable"
Translations
翻訳不可能

untranslatable

[ˈʌntrænzˈleɪtəbl] ADJintraducible

untranslatable

[ˌʌntrænzˈleɪtəbl] adjintraduisible

untranslatable

untranslatable

[ˌʌntrænzˈleɪtəbl] adjintraducibile
References in classic literature ?
On the sculptured stones in the Copan valley there are characters which seem to resemble very ancient writing, but this pictographic writing is largely untranslatable.
This is quite untranslatable -- it being a play upon the words pecheur, a sinner, and pecheur, a fisherman.
With what stupendous and untranslatable coolness he says this, and how loungingly he leads on to the women's side: making, as he goes, a kind of iron castanet of the key and the stair-rail!
In his paper, 'The Afterlife of Concepts: Untranslatable or Philosophemes', he discussed the importance of the critique of concepts not only when it comes to the social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, but also in terms of understanding the specificities of cultural, historical and social differences as phenomena resisting the systematic imposition of meanings.
In his paper 'The Afterlife of Concepts: Untranslatable or Philosophemes', he discussed the importance of the critique of concepts not only when it comes to the social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, but also in terms of understanding the specificities of cultural, historical and social differences as phenomena resisting the systematic imposition of meanings.
Furthermore, the story is linking the foreign language with a formalized type of behavior and untranslatable native tongue, with one's spontaneous reactions reflecting, too, the double set of automatisms of the Filipino: his behavior as conditioned by formal schooling and as conditioned by home influences, where the conditioning links are provided by one's native tongue.
Beam goes into exacting detail about the subtleties involved in translating Pushkin's famously untranslatable text.
First at the old campus is a talk by Ferial Ghazoul and John Verlenden on " Collaborative Translation of the Untranslatable ," set for 6 p.
In Sheila's singing we understand what the Stewarts meant when they spoke of the conyach, an untranslatable word akin to the Gaelic caoineadh (weeping), which Hamish Henderson (borrowing from Lorca) likened to the equally untranslatable Spanish word duende.
6 EQUIPMENT FOR ERCP direct visualization untranslatable
What's more, almost everything in "Spitzenmeesige Women (Schniddeldiddelson)"--the nonsense title of this exhibition, like those of many of the individual works, is untranslatable despite incorporating recognizable bits of German and English--was produced this year.