From Amourette to Zal: Bizarre and Beautiful Words from Europe EPUB
Fjaka: the sublime state of aspiring to do absolutely nothing. Warmduscher: a â€˜warm showererâ€™, meaning a bit of a wimp. Tener mano izquierda: literally â€˜to have a left handâ€™; to be skilfully persuasive. For all the richness of the English language there are some nuances that other languages capture much better, whether itâ€™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 Å»al takes us on a fascinating journey around Europe in twelve languages, celebrating our cultural similarities and differences along the way.
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