"People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut, which literally means "the water in my heart has fallen.”
Have you ever had a bilingual colleague interpret during a conversation with a limited English-speaking patient? The article, "When nurses double as interpreters: a study of Spanish-speaking patients in a US primary care setting" is a must read!