Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

by Ella Frances Sanders

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World by Ella Frances Sanders

From the author of Eating the Sun, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607747109
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 294,578
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

ELLA FRANCES SANDERS is a twenty-something writer and illustrator who intentionally lives all over the place, most recently Morocco, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. She likes to create books with real pages while drawing freelance things for charming people, and she is not afraid of questions or bears. You can find her at ellafrancessanders.com. 

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for all.of us who wander at and love.cultural differences that persist in spite of globalizationn and mass marketing. Enjoy and marvel at the human ingenuity and see a world hidden from non native speakers