Untranslatable Words

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A set of 20 cards which explain the meaning behind untranslatable words from around the world.

There are lots of moods, needs and feelings that our own language has not yet properly pinned down. The perfect word - even if it comes from abroad - helps us explain ourselves to other people, and its existence quietly reassures us (and everyone else) that a state of mind is not really rare, just rarely spoken of. The right word brings dignity to our troubles and helps us identify more accurately what we really like or find annoying.

This set gathers together 'untranslatable' words from the world's languages and marries them up with complementary images to create cards that bring some of our most important feelings into focus.

About the Publisher

The School of Life

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.

Book information

ISBN: 5060102748335
Publisher: The School of Life
Weight: 187g
Height: 20mm
Width: 159mm
Spine width: 115mm