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From amourette to çzal : bizarre and beautiful words from around Europe (for when English just won't do)

By: RAWLINGS, ALEX

0750987731 / 9780750987738
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30/09/2018
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United Kingdom
20 cm 192 pages
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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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2AB English, CBX Language: history & general works

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