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In Other Words A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World

In Other Words A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802714442
  • ISBN: 0802714447
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Walker & Company

AUTHOR

Moore, Christopher J.

SUMMARY

When ideas fail, words come in handy. But sometimes you can't find the right word, and what you want to say can't be found in the dictionary. English has its limitations, but the expression you're 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. The words are arranged by region or country of origin, and a brief introduction to each sectioneach done by a respected translatorgives insight into the culture of the people as well as the language. Each of these singular words is cleverly and thoroughly defined, with interesting details and references throughout. The search for that elusive mot juste may be over.Moore, Christopher J. is the author of 'In Other Words A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World', published 2004 under ISBN 9780802714442 and ISBN 0802714447.

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