There were many interesting hard-to-translate emotions and emotion words shared at the chat. Alexander suggested a whole list of words could be developed from the shared experience (or culture) of the pandemic. For example, perhaps there should be a word that describes the way your ears hurt from wearing your mask… Or, more seriously, what are some of the emotions we have experienced during the pandemic that don’t have one word (a “word package”) to convey those emotions? Like “the disappointment you feel when you think something bad is almost over but it isn’t” or “the loss you feel from missing important events.” Let’s make a list.
Culture Chat Title: “Untranslatable Emotion Words”
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