12 beautiful love words

Have you ever had a strong feeling or emotion that you can't easily put into words? Although the English language might not be able to help, chances are one of the world's many, many other languages may well have just the word you're looking for.

London-based illustrator Emma Block has created a series of drawings to showcase a variety of words from across the world that say things about love, but which don't have a direct equivalent in English.

1.

Firgun

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

2.

Iktsuarpok

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

3.

Mamihlapinatopei

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

4.

Onsra

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

5.

Viraha

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

6.

Cafune

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

7.

Oodal

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

8.

Gezelligheid

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

9.

Mo_chuisle_mo_chroi

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

10.

Geborgenheit

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

11.

Merak

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

12.

Zhi_zi_zhi_shou_Yu_zi_xie_lao

IMAGE: EMMA BLOCK

"[The words] were an interesting challenge to illustrate," Block told Mashable. "I didn't want to be too repetitive, which meant thinking outside the box a bit. I tried to think about what visuals the words immediately created. Sometimes it was quite obvious how they could be illustrated, others were more tricky."

You can see more of Block's work on her website.

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