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From Amourette to Zal: Bizarre and Beautiful Words from Europe

(For When English Just Won't Do)

By (author) Alex Rawlings
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 3rd Sep 2018
Dimensions: w 131mm h 200mm d 20mm
Weight: 300g
ISBN-10: 0750987731
ISBN-13: 9780750987738
Barcode No: 9780750987738
Synopsis
Fjaka: the sublime state of aspiring to do absolutely nothing. Warmduscher: a `warm showerer', meaning a bit of a wimp. Tener mano izquierda: literally `to have a left hand'; to be skilfully persuasive. For all the richness of the English language there are some nuances that other languages capture much better, whether it's a phrase that beautifully articulates a feeling, a wonderfully understated insult that just hits the spot, or a curious idiom. From the melancholic to the funny to the downright peculiar, From Amourette to Zal takes us on a fascinating journey around Europe in twelve languages, celebrating our cultural similarities and differences along the way.

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