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  1. untranslatabilitynoun

    The property of being untranslatable; unable to be translated.

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  1. Untranslatability

    Untranslatability is a property of a text, or of any utterance, in one language, for which no equivalent text or utterance can be found in another language when translated. Terms are, however, neither exclusively translatable nor exclusively untranslatable; rather, the degree of difficulty of translation depends on their nature, as well as on the translator's knowledge of the languages in question. Quite often, a text or utterance that is considered to be "untranslatable" is actually a lacuna, or lexical gap. That is, there is no one-to-one equivalence between the word, expression or turn of phrase in the source language and another word, expression or turn of phrase in the target language. A translator can, however, resort to a number of translation procedures to compensate for this.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of untranslatability in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of untranslatability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    long and thin and often limp
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