Author: Simon Winchester,C. J. Moore
Publisher: Walker Books; Original edition (October 1, 2004)
Category: Words Language & Grammar
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Other untranslatable words are those used for a feeling or situation that English only describes in a roundabout way, such as the indigenous word .
He is the author of several books, including a major anthology of Gaelic oral poetry. He lives in France and Spain.
See if your friends have read any of .
Why do we say bete noir and not 'black beast', doppelganger and not.
Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great.
Moore and Simon Winchester. 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.
Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of The Perfectionists and numerous New York Times bestsellers, including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States and Krakatoa. Lan Truong is an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon.
Simon Winchester, OBE (born 28 September 1944) is a British-American author and journalist. In his career at The Guardian newspaper, Winchester covered numerous significant events, including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal
Simon Winchester, OBE (born 28 September 1944) is a British-American author and journalist. In his career at The Guardian newspaper, Winchester covered numerous significant events, including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. Winchester has written or contributed to more than a dozen nonfiction books, has written one novel, and has contributed to several travel magazines, among them Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic. He lives in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
C. J. Moore; Simon Winchester. Published by Walker Books (2004). ISBN 10: 0802714447 ISBN 13: 9780802714442.
Christopher J. Moore, Simon Winchester. That's where this book comes in: a quirky, international lexicon of linguistic gems that capture certain moments or things with satisfying precision.
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 section―each done by a respected translator―gives 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.