Let’s go back, my sister.
Before dead kids and chemo. Before scorched houses and soup kitchens. Before lost dreams and forbidden ice cream.
Let’s lehizdangef, my sister! We’ll find echoes of our childhood laughter in the summer’s breeze.
Beauty of the World: In this series I use an “untranslatable word” in a story.
These wonderful words capture the beauty of languages around the world.
Lehizdangef ( להזדנגף ) (Hebrew, v.): to stroll along Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff (street), i.e., to have carefree fun.
For more wonderfully untranslatable words, see:
- Untranslatable Words, by Tim Lomas, PhD.
- Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words, by Ella Frances Sanders