From New York Times bestselling author Ella Frances Sanders comes this collection of note cards featuring illustrations of phrases and words from around the globe with no English equivalent—the perfect gift for word nerds and aspiring travelers of all stripes.
This beautifully produced box of 12 note cards and envelopes features the charming and whimsical illustrated definitions of portmanteau words the author discovered in other languages and cultures around the world. Lost in Translation, the book, was published by Ten Speed in fall 2014 and became a New York Times and international bestseller.
The words extracted from the book deal with emotions relating to love and friendship to extend the note cards' use beyond Valentine's Day. For the lover, kilig, in Tagalog, means the feeling of butterflies in your stomach, usually when something romantic or cute takes place. For the friend, in appreciation: nunchi, from Korean, the subtle, often unnoticed art of listening and gauging another's mood.