One of the most incredible things in life is our ability to learn and gain knowledge constantly. As we grow older, we realize that we’re curiosity-driven creatures that never really stop learning new things about science, history, and many other subjects. While some of those bits of information may seem strange and trivial, others are so interesting that most of us will never forget them. Since we love learning random facts to break the ice with strangers and entertain our acquaintances, we’ve decided to compile some incredible pieces of knowledge we think everyone should know. After reading them and taking notes, go on and plan the next get-together with your friends or family and surprise them with your vast knowledge about the world.
‘Mamihlapinatapai’ is the most difficult word to translate
It’s hard to understand the full complexity of what translators do. Most of the time, we think that all that’s needed in order to translate a message from one language to another is to understand words and know their meaning. However, the task is more complicated than that.
Translators must understand the idea or concept that words express and capture and express all of it in another language. Some words, like “mamihlapinatapai,” have a complex meaning that is almost impossible to translate. So, the only option is to use a definition to describe them and hope it is close to the real meaning.