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The Happiness Passport: A World Tour of Joyful Living in 50 Words

Megan Hayes. Yelena Brysenkova, illus.
Item #: D10254
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 144 / 2018
Publisher: White Lion.
ISBN: 9781781318027
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Despite the fact that English contains hundreds of thousands of words, sometimes other tongues have coined terms that better encapsulate some of life's most essential concepts. The Welsh call our deep longing for home "hiraeth," for example, while "yugen" is how the Japanese express nature's ability to deeply move us, and in the Philippines, "gigil" is the urge to cuddle our pets. This beautifully illustrated guide delves into a trove of such linguistic delights, examining the cultural context of each expression and the lessons that we can apply in our own lives to achieve greater contentment.

 

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