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Wonder Words

Rituparna Sarkar
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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.

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Published: Aug/2019

ISBN: 9789814867252

Length: 144 Pages

Wonder Words

Rituparna Sarkar
Overview

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.

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Rituparna Sarkar

Rituparna Sarkar is a graduate of the National Institute of Design in animation film design and an entrepreneur running her own design studio for the last eight years, creating illustrations, designs and films for various brands.