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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

by Ella Frances Sanders
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/06/2015
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Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees?

Or, that there's a Swedish word that means a traveller's particular sense of anticipation before a trip?

Lost in Translation, a New York Times bestseller, brings the nuanced beauty of language to life with over 50 beautiful ink illustrations.

The words and definitions range from the lovely, such as goya, the Urdu word to describe the transporting suspension of belief that can occur in good storytelling, to the funny, like the Malay word pisanzapra, which translates as 'the time needed to eat a banana' .

This is a collection full of surprises that will make you savour the wonderful, elusive, untranslatable words that make up a language.
ISBN:
9780224100809
9780224100809
Category:
Gift books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
197x175x17mm
Weight:
0.41kg
Ella Frances Sanders

New York Times bestselling author Ella Frances Sanders is the writer and illustrator of two previous books, Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World and The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World, which have both been translated into eight languages. She currently lives and works in London, without a cat.

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