In Other Words
A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the WorldBook - 2004
When ideas fail, words come in handy. But sometimes you canʼt find the right word, and what you want to say canʼt be found in the dictionary. English has its limitations, but the expression youʼre searching for may exist in another language. In Other Words is a unique collection of well-known and absolutely obscure “untranslatables”—linguistic gems that convey a feeling or notion with satisfying precision yet resist simple translation. This quirky lexicon of hard-to-translate words gives the reader a new way to look at the world and how words relate to us.
Publisher: New York : Walker Pub., c2004
Branch Call Number: 413.21 Moor
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. ; 20 cm