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

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Why do we say bete noire and not 'black beast', doppelganger and not 'double goer'? When is it that meanings become lost in translation and it is simply more satisfying to use the original? This wonderfully accessible book gives unique insights into different cultures and languages by looking at the distinctive words they use as well as giving you a whole new vocabulary for those elusive things you never had a word for. Where would we be without saudade, the Portuguese wistful nostalgia which makes their fado music unlike ...

In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World 2005, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192806246

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In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World 2004, Walker Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802714442

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In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World 2004, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

ISBN-13: 9781550418644

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