Hello, Nǐ hǎo, Hola, Marhaba, Bonjour, Konnichiwa
Welcome to Eunoia: the searchable directory of words that don't translate. Eunoia itself is one of those untranslatable words, which essentially means a well-mind or beautiful thinking.
Eunoia allows you to search for untranslatable words by language, tag, or the word itself. There are over 500 words in the database, across 50+ languages and 50+ tags. Below you can see the representation of certain languages and tags:
More about Eunoia:
Eunoia was originally built as part of a 24 hour startup challenge by Steph
. It came fifth in that particular challenge and was the #2 product of the day on Product Hunt
. She's always been fascinated with languages and their untranslatable words, but specifically how when you look at them on an aggregate level, it's almost like a looking glass into that culture.
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Eunoia is always welcoming new suggestions
. Since Eunoia will always be free, you are welcome to become a patron
of Steph and her work or to contact ([email protected]
) if you're interseted in advertising. Please note that Eunoia will only ever showcase relevant advertising to its audience.