Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World
An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there s a Finnish word... show more
An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English.
Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there s a Finnish word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to rest?
"Lost in Translation" brings to life more than fifty words that don't have direct English translations with charming illustrations of their tender, poignant, and humorous definitions. Often these words provide insight into the cultures they come from, such as the Brazilian Portuguese word for running your fingers through a lover s hair, the Italian word for being moved to tears by a story, or the Swedish word for a third cup of coffee. In this clever and beautifully rendered exploration of the subtleties of communication, you'll find new ways to express yourself while getting lost in the artistry of imperfect translation.
Publish date: 2014-09-16
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
For the lovers of language, Lost in Translation is a compendium of words that lack an English translation; words that were created by other cultures to describe a concept or feeling that would require several words for English speakers to convey. I think most of us are guilty of tsundoku - the Jap...
Lost in Translation by Ella Frances Sanders is a delightful collection of over 50 words that have no direct counterpart in English. With beautiful color illustrations, the book introduces the reader to words from commonly recognized languages like Arabic and French and from little known languages li...
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you! When you're, like me, not a native English speaker, you'll probably have encountered some words that don't seem to have an English translation. This booklet has collected some beautifu...