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Mónica Campos

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Untranslatable words

We’re hugely dependent on language to express how we really feel, and yet words often feel curiously vague or frustratingly inaccurate. There are lots of moods, needs and feelings that our own language has not yet properly pinned down. The perfect word - even if it comes from abroad - can help us explain ourselves and our emotions to other people! 1. Tap to start. 2. Create a card/set of cards, as in the attached example, that defines some of our favourite words from the world's languages and marry them up with complementary images (you can get beautiful free pictures from www.unsplash.com). 3. Tap to submit. More on this topic: https://www.theschooloflife.com/thebookoflife/why-germans-can-say-things-no-one-else-can/

11th Grade, 12th Grade, Other, English Language Learners, World Languages, English Language Arts
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Buy the book Lost in translation from https://ellafrancessanders.com/lost-in-translation Get your untranslatable words card set from https://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/eu/untranslatable-words/