Untranslatable Words from Around the World
A fascinating collection of words from around the world. People in different countries speak different languages-and sometimes these languages have words that are untranslatable into English. Did you know that Japanese has a word for pretending not to be at home when someone rings the doorbell? Or that there’s a German word for the weight that you put on because of emotional eating? Or even that there’s a Yiddish word for thinking of a witty comeback only when it’s too late? Wonder Words is a gorgeous, illuminating and often hilarious lexicon of unique words from all over the globe. It will open up your world, making you aware of emotions, cultures and practices from far and beyond.