Since part of the creative process at MotherTongues T-shirts is to explore untranslatable, positive, cultural words to use on our T-shirts, I thought it would be fun to share some words that may or may not make it on to a t-shirt one day!
sprytny (Polish) – A playful, combative, opportunistic state of mind, which has helped the Poles survive one invasion after another for the past 1000 years.
pochemuchka (Russian) – A person who asks a lot of questions, somebody who’s constantly asking “why” (ie a 6 year old).
sagarmatha – This is how climbers greet each other on Mount Everest. It means something like: May your soul reach high heights.