93 Untranslatable Russian Words

93 Untranslatable Russian Words

Description

There is no better terrain in which to examine the differences between two cultures than language. Every language has concepts, ideas, words and idioms that are nearly impossible to translate into another language. This new book looks at nearly 100 such Russian words and offers paths to their understanding and translation by way of examples from literature and everyday life. A key to understanding another language, another culture, is figuring out what cannot be "known," but only "felt." In this compact and useful volume, difficult to translate words and concepts are introduced with dictionary definitions, then elucidated with citations from literature, speech and prose, helping the student of Russian comprehend the word/concept in context. Added bonus: Includes an extensive chart of Old Russian Measurements you may meet in literature -- from the common arshin, to the less known charka -- with modern conversions. An invaluable reference tool. - Publisher.


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Details

Author(s)
Natalia Gogolitsyna
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 5mm | 122g
Publication date
15 Nov 2008
Publisher
Russian Information Services, Inc.
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1880100096
ISBN13
9781880100097
Bestsellers rank
387,382