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  • a  not capable of being put into another form or style or language
    an untranslatable idiom
    untranslatable art

  • The Japanese title of the Emperor is Tenno, an untranslatable word which might be paraphrased, "His Transcendant Majesty, the Emperor Supreme.
  • In Cologne's trendy Unsicht-Bar (in German, an untranslatable pun on the words invisible and bar), light is absolutely verboten, and patrons gather to wine and dine in utter .
  • The role of a conductor is at once comprehensible and untranslatable.
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  • New clue to Voynich manuscript mystery
    education ">Hoax, gibberish or perhaps even the work of aliens, the Voynich manuscript has been baffling scholars for years. But now a botanist says he has unravelled the mystery of the untranslatable document, claiming that the medieval text is written in a language from central Mexico .
    Feb. 7, 2014 - HispanicBusiness.com

  • Kenneth Tynan in Times Online
    The horror of the Canadian seal-kill is untranslatable, and although I fully realize that highly concentrated evil exists in other countries -- Japan's dolphin slaughter, Iceland's newly-revived whaling, the cat-skinning trade in Switzerland, and... Morrissey http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrissey&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFG3MMz30XAY74iFSHXfQvd1SVSrg Jam! Showbiz http://www.google.com/url?q=http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/M/Morrissey/2008/04/05/5200501-sun.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFumoJvpoWXdO5tZfzPV7vVXTs5uw Apr 5, 2008 106232 139381 untranslatable Kenneth Tynan wrote that great acting consisted of physical relaxation, powerful physical magnetism, a commanding gaze and voice, superb timing, a sense of danger and chutzpah - the untranslatable word that means cool nerve and outrageous...
  • C. K. Williams in International Herald Tribune
    Her poetry is really untranslatable; it's so full of word play,said CK Williams, the American poet and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. "There are poets who don't cross language barriers, and she is one of them....

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