Lost in Translation

Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448192463
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Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or, that there’s a Swedish word that means a traveller’s particular sense of anticipation before a trip? Lost in Translation, a New York Times bestseller, brings the nuanced beauty of language to life with over 50 beautiful ink illustrations. The words and definitions range from the lovely, such as goya, the Urdu word to describe the transporting suspension of belief that can occur in good storytelling, to the funny, like the Malay word pisanzapra, which translates as 'the time needed to eat a banana' . This is a collection full of surprises that will make you savour the wonderful, elusive, untranslatable words that make up a language.

Lost in Translation

Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607747111
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

The Illustrated Book of Sayings

Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607749335
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"An illustrated collection of the world's strangest and most wonderful expressions, idioms, and proverbs"--

Other Wordly

Author: Yee-Lum Mak
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452159068
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Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible ebook for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.

They have a word for it

Author: Howard Rheingold
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780965080798
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"... more than forty familiar and obscure languages to discover genuinely useful (rather than simply odd) words that can open up new ways of understanding and experiencing life"--P. [4] of cover.

Lost in Translation

Author: Nicole Mones
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460703448
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Emotionally charged and erotic, this widely translated novel from the bestselling author of THE LAST CHINESE CHEF and A CUP OF LIGHT has been universally praised for its authoritative portrayal of a China rarely captured in contemporary fiction. At dawn in Beijing, Alice Mannegan pedals a bicycle through the deserted streets. An American by birth, she spends her nights in Beijing's smoke-filled bars, and the Chinese men she so desires never misunderstand her intentions. It is a world in which, each night as she slips from her hotel, she hopes to lose herself forever. then Alice takes a phone call from an American archaeologist seeking a translator. And begins an intoxicating journey of the heart - one that draws her into a perilous search for archaeological treasure, plunges her into the vast, uncharted terrain of northwest China, and brings a man named Lin Shiyang into her life. As their expedition twists perilously through the violent history of China, as Alice and Lin slowly seek shelter in each other, an extraordinary series of events begins to unfold in this haunting, utterly unforgettable novel. LOST IN TRANSLATION is a rich exploration of love in all its forms - human, sexual, divine, between a nation and its history, a man and his past, a father and his daughter.

The Untranslatables

Author: C. J. Moore
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Publishers
ISBN: 9780550105998
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Enliven your mind and enrich your daily conversation with The Untranslatables, a sublime and witty lexicon of fascinatingly precise phrases, for which there aren't direct English translations. From the German word Drachenfutter that encompasses actions aimed to diffuse a wife's fury at the appearance of her drunken husband to the national Finnish characteristic of sisu, which means something like a dogged and proud refusal to lie down and be beaten. If we don't have a word for it, we have to ask - why?

The Languages of the World

Author: Kenneth Katzner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134532881
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This third edition of Kenneth Katzner's best-selling guide to languages is essential reading for language enthusiasts everywhere. Written with the non-specialist in mind, its user-friendly style and layout, delightful original passages, and exotic scripts, will continue to fascinate the reader. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include more languages, more countries, and up-to-date data on populations. Features include: *information on nearly 600 languages *individual descriptions of 200 languages, with sample passages and English translations *concise notes on where each language is spoken, its history, alphabet and pronunciation *coverage of every country in the world, its main language and speaker numbers *an introduction to language families

Lost In Translation

Author: Eva Hoffman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446499561
Format: PDF
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In 1959 13-year-old Eva Hoffman left her home in Cracow, Poland for a new life in America. This memoir evokes with deep feeling the sense of uprootendess and exile created by this disruption, something which has been the experience of tens of thousands of people this century. Her autobiography is profoundly personal but also tells one of the most universal and important narratives of twentieth century history: the story of Jewish post-war experience and the tragedies and discoveries born of cultural displacement.

Is That a Fish in Your Ear

Author: David Bellos
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846144647
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People speak different languages, and always have. The Ancient Greeks took no notice of anything unless it was said in Greek; the Romans made everyone speak Latin; and in India, people learned their neighbours' languages - as did many ordinary Europeans in times past. But today, we all use translation to cope with the diversity of languages. Without translation there would be no world news, not much of a reading list in any subject at college, no repair manuals for cars or planes, and we wouldn't even be able to put together flat pack furniture. Is That a Fish in Your Ear? ranges across the whole of human experience, from foreign films to philosophy, to show why translation is at the heart of what we do and who we are. What's the difference between translating unprepared natural speech, and translating Madame Bovary? How do you translate a joke? What's the difference between a native tongue and a learned one? Can you translate between any pair of languages, or only between some? What really goes on when world leaders speak at the UN? Can machines ever replace human translators, and if not, why? The biggest question is how do we ever really know that we've grasped what anybody else says - in our own language or in another? Surprising, witty and written with great joie de vivre, this book is all about us, and how we understand each other.