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Books of idioms, proverbs and sayings in many languages

Say What?: The Lonely Planet Guide to Idioms in Many Languages

Say What?: The Lonely Planet Guide to Idioms in Many Languages

by Lou Callan

- a fascinating colleciton of idioms, proverbs and sayings in a variety of languages. This is the book for you if you've ever wondered what's the Danish equivalent of 'It's raining cats and dogs' (Det regner skomagerdrenge - it's raining shoemakers' apprenticies) or the French for 'Pigs might fly' (Quand les poules auront des dents - When hens have teeth).

The expressions are shown in their native languages and scripts, with transliterations where necessary, English translations and explanations.

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In Other Words

In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World

by Christopher J. Moore

- an interesting collection of words from various languages that are difficult to translate into other languages. Includes explanations of the words, details of cultural backgrounds and amusing anecdotes.

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I'm Not Hanging Noodles on your Ears

I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World

by Jag Bhalla

- an illustrated guide to over a thousand idioms in ten different languages. Also contains lighthearted essays on linguistics, psychology, anthropology and neuroscience.

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101 French Idioms

101 French Idioms

by Jean-Marie Cassagne and Luc Nisset-Raidon

- a collection of idiomatic French phrases with English translations and illustrations.

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The Big Red Book of Spanish Idioms

The Big Red Book of Spanish Idioms

by Peter Weibel

- a collection of over 4,000 Spanish idioms with English translations and equivalents. Also includes example sentence illustrating how to use the idioms.

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