Saudade: the untranslatable word for the presence of absence | Curio

Saudade: the untranslatable word for the presence of absence

9 mins | Dec 29, 2019

A word that helps us to become aware of that which is most important to us. The Portuguese word Saudade, akin to nostalgia or longing, is thought to be untranslatable, but is it language or culture which makes this feeling so difficult to translate? Writing in Aeon magazine, Michael Amoruso explains.

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From Aeon magazine