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4 foreign words with no English translation, illustrated

Lauren Katz is a project manager at Vox, focusing on newsroom-wide editorial initiatives as well as podcast engagement strategy.

Sometimes you can't quite describe how you feel. There's probably a word for whatever emotion that is — in a different language. Anjana Iyer, a graphic designer from Auckland, New Zealand, has created beautiful drawings to illustrate some of these words.

The illustrations were part of a 100 Days Project she did in early 2014. Iyer says she wanted the project to be compelling enough to do every single day, as well as give her a chance to improve her drawing skills.

"I have had a fascination with learning new languages for the longest time," she wrote in an email to Vox.

Iyer says there are a lot more words she would like to draw and hopes to create a book. One new word she's excited to illustrate? Saudade. Portuguese writer Manuel de Melo described the meaning as "a pleasure you suffer, an ailment you enjoy."

You can see more of her illustrated words here.

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