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.
If you've ever felt like you were at a loss for words, then this volume may help. It's 52 words from other languages that capture in a couple syllables emotions and moments that whole English sentences can't grapple…Read Review
What a funny, interesting book! I received it in the mail this afternoon, and finished it the same afternoon. I love language, and loved learning about different meanings for untranslatable words.I received a copy of this book for…Read Review
Cute little book! Lately we've been focusing a lot on words of other languages as we attempt to learn a second language (in the mix are German, Spanish, and Japanese). This little book is right up our alley.Here are a few pages/words…Read Review
I love finding intriguing things via Pinterest - intricate patio landscaping, a useful trick for hanging portraits more easily, a cute ring with your sweetheart's initials, and even new words. Petrichor is the smell of the earth after…Read Review