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Lost in translation : an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world

Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Ten Speed Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An artistic collection of 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. 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 to describe the reflection of the moon across the water? The nuanced beauty of language is even more interesting and relevant in our highly
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ella Frances Sanders
ISBN: 9781607747109 1607747103
OCLC Number: 866837228
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 18 x 20 cm
Responsibility: Ella Frances Sanders.

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"An artistic collection of 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. 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 to describe the reflection of the moon across the water? The nuanced beauty of language is even more interesting and relevant in our highly communicative, globalized modern world. Lost in Translation brings this wonder to life with 50 ink illustrations featuring the foreign word, the language of origin, and a pithy definition. 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. Each beautiful, simple illustration adds just the right amount of visual intrigue to anchor the words and their meanings"--

"An artistic collection of 52 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English"--

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