Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

Ella Frances Sanders


An inventive choice of greater than 50 drawings that includes distinctive, humorous, and poignant international phrases that experience no direct translation into English.

Did you recognize that the japanese language has a notice to express the best way sun filters in the course of the leaves of bushes? Or that there’s a Finnish observe for the gap a reindeer can go back and forth sooner than desiring to rest? 

Lost in Translation
brings to existence greater than fifty phrases that don’t have direct English translations with captivating illustrations of their gentle, poignant, and funny definitions. Often these phrases offer perception into the cultures they arrive from, such because the Brazilian Portuguese note for working your hands via a lover’s hair, the Italian be aware for being moved to tears via a narrative, or the Swedish be aware for a 3rd cup of coffee.

during this shrewdpermanent and fantastically rendered exploration of the subtleties of verbal exchange, you’ll locate new how one can show your self whereas getting misplaced within the artistry of imperfect translation.

Show sample text content

Download sample