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From amourette to żal : bizarre and beautiful words from Europe (for when English just won't do)

Author: Alex Rawlings
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"For all the richness of the English language there are some nuances that other languages capture much better, whether it's a phrase that beautifully articulates a feeling, a wonderfully understated insult that just hits the spot, or a curious idiom. From the melancholic to the funny to the downright peculiar, From Amourette to Żal takes us on a fascinating journey around Europe in twelve languages, celebrating our  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Rawlings
ISBN: 9780750987738 0750987731
OCLC Number: 1055913367
Description: 191 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
French --
Spanish --
Portuguese --
Italian --
Greek --
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian --
Hungarian --
Dutch --
German --
Swedish --
Polish --
Russian --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Alex Rawlings.

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"For all the richness of the English language there are some nuances that other languages capture much better, whether it's a phrase that beautifully articulates a feeling, a wonderfully understated insult that just hits the spot, or a curious idiom. From the melancholic to the funny to the downright peculiar, From Amourette to Żal takes us on a fascinating journey around Europe in twelve languages, celebrating our cultural similarities and differences along the way."--Back cover.

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