What does untranslatable mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. untranslatable(adj)

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

    "an untranslatable idiom"; "untranslatable art"


  1. untranslatable(Adjective)

    Not able to be translated.

    They referred to de Gaulle as a chienlit, a totally untranslatable term that suggests defecation in bed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of untranslatable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of untranslatable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    Since music is a language with some meaning at least for the immense majority of mankind, although only a tiny minority of people are capable of formulating a meaning in it, and since it is the only language with the contradictory attributes of being at once intelligible and untranslatable, the musical creator is a being comparable to the gods, and music itself the supreme mystery of the science of man, a mystery that all the various disciplines come up against and which holds the key to their progress.

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