October 17, 2014

Lost In Translation

“Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t much.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Lost In Translation is such a unique, fascinating book, especially for those who characterize themselves as ‘lovers of words.’ This hardback book has a whimsical feel, and the illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world satiates vocabulary-hungry minds.

Sometimes we feel something, have experienced something, or want to communicate something, but the right words just don’t exist! Well, fear no more. This book possesses many of those words. There are nouns, adjectives, and verbs that exist in other cultures that explicably express significant things we haven’t (until now!) been able to articulate.

Have you ever been given directions but forgot them as soon as you walked away? I akiki, often.

Has someone been rude to you and you don’t think of a good comeback until it’s too late? It’s so frustrating when we trepverter.

Want to meet me at the coffee shop so we can sit for hours on end chatting and eating pastries? Let’s fika!

Lost In Translation is sure to spark fun conversations. It's an attractive little coffee table book, and the author’s artistry is as lovely as komorebi.

5 stars – Highly recommended. Get this book now, and get lost in translation.

Cover: Like it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Random House LLC.
Pages: 112
Purchase Lost In Translation at Amazon. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy from Blogging for Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

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