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Definition of Untranslatable

  • not capable of being put into another form or style or language

How to use untranslatable in a sentence. Untranslatable pronunciation.

In the highly cultured languages of England, France, and Germany, are words, by thousands, which are strictly untranslatable.
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How merely untranslatable for all Europe!
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Nevertheless, I give them in the hope that they may help to preserve that impression of his personality which remains on the minds of those who knew and loved him-an impression at once so vivid and so untranslatable into words.
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She was explaining to him some of the Infanta's qualities, pointing to this and that with her brush, talking a bright, untranslatable artist's language which dazzled him, filled him with an exciting medley of new impressions and ideas, while all the time his quick sense responded with a delightful warmth and eagerness to the personality beside him-child, prophetess, egotist, all in one-noticing each characteristic detail, the drooping, melancholy trick of the eyes, the nervous delicacy of the small hand holding the brush.
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Mr. Henry Hastings had done nothing but hunt all his days, and his record would seem to have been a good deal like that of Philippus Zaehdarm in that untranslatable epitaph which may be found in "Sartor Resartus.
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He did not offer again, but sat and watched her pack up the things with an untranslatable look on his face.
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In this way, the sensuous element in art, and with it almost everything in art that is essentially artistic, is made a matter of indifference; and a clear apprehension of the opposite principle-that the sensuous material of each art brings with it a special phase or quality of beauty, untranslatable into the forms of any other, an order of impressions distinct in kind-is the beginning of all true aesthetic criticism.
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Each art, therefore, having its own peculiar and untranslatable sensuous charm, has its own [131] special mode of reaching the imagination, its own special responsibilities to its material.
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But although each art has thus its own specific order of impressions, and an untranslatable charm, while a just apprehension of the ultimate differences of the arts is the beginning of aesthetic criticism; yet it is noticeable that, in its special mode of handling its given material, each art may be observed to pass into the [134] condition of some other art, by what German critics term an Anders-streben-a partial alienation from its own limitations, through which the arts are able, not indeed to supply the place of each other, but reciprocally to lend each other new forces.
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Therefore, although each art has its incommunicable element, its untranslatable order of impressions, its unique mode of reaching the "imaginative reason," yet the arts may be represented as continually struggling after the law or principle of music, to a condition which music alone completely realises; and one of the chief functions of aesthetic criticism, dealing with the products of art, new or old, is to estimate the degree in which each of those products approaches, in this sense, to musical law.
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But, shaking off her hesitation, she lifted up the poor child tenderly and carefully, shook his pillows and "sorted" him according to her own untranslatable Scotch word, then went quickly out of the room to compose herself, for she had done it all, trembling exceedingly the while.
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Posh is an almost untranslatable idiom, implying, as the reader will see later, contempt.
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I have already confessed to be untranslatable literally.
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Ni bouf ni baf } Expression of absolute negation, untranslatable.
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Abil-Istar then goes on to describe the progress of the eclipse, but the lines are so broken as to be untranslatable, and when the text becomes perfect again we find him saying that he had written an exact report of the whole occurrence and sent it in a letter to the King.
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There are words unwritten and untranslatable into any nouns that are nevertheless felt as above, about and underneath the gross material symbols that lie scrawled upon the paper; and the deeper the feeling with which anything is written the more pregnant will it be of meaning which can be conveyed securely enough, but which loses rather than gains if it is squeezed into a sentence, and limited by the parts of speech.
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It was her favourite and wholly untranslatable term of opprobrium.
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There followed an untranslatable gesture.
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With perfect fine finger-tips of reality she would touch the reality in him, the suave, pure, untranslatable reality of his loins of darkness.
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It is not that the Spanish idioms are so utterly unmanageable, or that the untranslatable words, numerous enough no doubt, are so superabundant, but rather that the sententious terseness to which the humour of the book owes its flavour is peculiar to Spanish, and can at best be only distantly imitated in any other tongue.
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Examples of Untranslatable

Example #1
They may be approached, but cannot be reflected as from a mirror.
Example #2
The fact is, that all languages, and in the ratio of their development, offer ideas absolutely separate and exclusive to themselves.
Example #3
I suppose, my bibliolater, you have not yet finished your Hebrew or Samaritan translation of _coquette_.
Example #4
For instance, in all words applied to the _nuances_ of manners, and generally to _social_ differences, how prodigious is the wealth of the French language!
Example #5
Of his personal appearance (in these days of multiplied photographs) it is hardly necessary to say much.
Example #6
Many of these recollections, which have a meaning for those who knew my father, will seem colourless or trifling to strangers.