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 brings the nuanced beauty of language to life with 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 Hawaiian pana po'o, which describes the act of scratching your head to remember something you've forgotten. This is a collection is 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):
198x178x13mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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