Concepts from the world

Some languages contain inspiring concepts, that in others cultures are expressed by more than one word. They are interchangeable and they create a multiple identity, able to overcome the cultural borders as the string connecting humans all around the world. 

The different facets of human beings

木漏れ日 | The Sunlight Shining Through The Trees | Komorebi

木漏れ日 | The sunlight shining through the trees | Komorebi

Komorebi is a japanese word composed of 3 key elements that reveal its definition : 木 (ko), 漏れ (more), and 日…

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Μεράκι | Dedication | Merâki

Μεράκι | Dedication | merâki

The concept derives from the Arabic and Turkish term "Merak" (Labor of love, to do somthing with pleasure) and is…

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Σωφροσύνη| Temperance | Sophrosyne

Σωφροσύνη| Temperance | sophrosyne

The Greek term σωφροσύνη (sophrosúnê) denotes a philosophical approach that exemplifies self-control, wisdom and moderation. Sophrosyne derives from the ancient…

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金継ぎ | Gold Scars | Kintsugi

金継ぎ | Gold scars | kintsugi

金継ぎ (kintsugi) also known as 金繕い (kintsukuroi), recalls the japanese tradition and art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer.…

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إنسان | Human | Insān

إنسان | Human | Insān

It is interesting to note that the Arabic word for human being is 'insan' which is derived from the word…

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Ubuntu | Humanity

Ubuntu | Humanity

From the full of symbols bantu culture stands out the term Ubuntu, meaning in wider way “humanity”. It is often…

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Full balance

ᖄᕐᑦᓯᓗᓂ | Stillness | Qarrtsiluni

ᖄᕐᑦᓯᓗᓂ | Stillness | qarrtsiluni

In the Inuit culture, the iñupiaq language has an untranslatable term referring to a traditional…

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साधन | Sādhanā

साधन | Sādhanā

It’s a practice which expresses "a means of accomplishing something", undertaken in the process of…

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Nyēin Chān Yēi | Unchangeable Serenity

Nyēin chān yēi | Unchangeable serenity

Nyēin chān yēi recalls the image of a “peaceful, calm and untroubled” situation which was first…

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侘寂 | Wabi-sabi

侘寂 | Wabi-sabi

Since the 15th century, this concept has been inspiring people finding beauty in imperfections, as…

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改善 | Continuous Improvement | Kaizen

改善 | Continuous improvement | Kaizen

It’s a Japanese concept, meaning "continuous improvement”. The real kaizen 改善 is a Chinese word that…

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स्वधर्म | Svadharma

स्वधर्म | Svadharma

The colourful indian tradition tells us about the relevance of acting in a way in…

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ऋतं | Order | Ṛta

ऋतं | Order | Ṛta

Rta ऋतं, the cosmic order In the hinduist religion and indian philosophy, the concept of Ṛta…

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The power of love

Mélanie & François | Vow Renewal | Chedi (Andermatt)

Mélanie & François | Vow Renewal | Chedi (Andermatt)

A Glam, Snowy Vow Renewal In Switzerland That Will Convince You To Plan Your Own…

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Zigoneshi

Zigoneshi

In Kogi language, which is a Chibchan language of Colombia, the word Zigoneshi has multiple meanings: « I…

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Forelsket | To Be Enamored

Forelsket | To be enamored

The Norwegian and Danish tradition has an untranslatable word for the indescribable and strong euphoria…

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