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Lost In Translation

Five whimsical Japanese words with no direct English translation. Illustrated by Hope McConnell.

Age-otori (n.)

The bad feeling you get after a terrible haircut

Kuidaore (v.)

To eat yourself into bankruptcy

Tsundoku (n.)

Buying books and letting them pile up in your home without reading them

Irusu (n.)

Pretending to be out when someone knocks on your door

Boketto (n.)

The act of gazing vacantly into the distance without thinking

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