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Sobremesa and other Untranslatable Words from other Cultures

Lara Rabinovitch

Ask anyone who speaks more than one language, certain words are just part of their cultural context and not really translatable. My favorite? Sobremesa, the Spanish word for the period of time after a meal when you have food-induced conversations with the people with whom you have shared the meal. I have a feeling Spanish wine is a part of that equation but Sobremesa sounds like something we may all enjoy.

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