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In Other Words: A Weird and Wonderful Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Phrases

Christopher J. Moore
# UP4856 Hardcover, 128 pages; 2018
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Worldly language lovers are likely already familiar with schadenfreude, feng shui, and (by now) hygge. But what about taraadin (an Arabic concept for happily resolving a problem to everyone's liking), shibui (Japanese for a beauty revealed only by the passage of time), or uitwaaien (a Dutch verb meaning "to walk in the wind for fun")? These and dozens of other uniquely evocative and difficult-to-translate words and phrases from all over the world are delightfully presented, accompanied by colorful illustrations, in this playful and fascinating compendium. Even the best-traveled linguists will discover indispensable new additions to their vocabularies! (AG)
 
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