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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

by Ella Frances Sanders

Hardcover Publication Date: 01/06/2015

RRP  $24.99 $23.53
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
Category:
Gift books
Format:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
01-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
175x197x17mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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