The Book Thief
Language and Communication Quotes
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In the beginning, it was the profanity that made an immediate impact. It was so vehement and prolific. Every other word was either Saumensch or Saukerl or Arschloch (6.14)
"Saumensch. You call me Mama when you talk to me. (6.32)
At this early stage, though, being called a pig-girl isn't exactly endearing. Liesel soon learns that calling Rosa "Mama" is one big way to stay on her good side.
Not leaving: an act of trust and love, often deciphered by children. (7.8)
Death tells us that this is a definition that isn't found in the dictionaries. As we see when we get into the Duden Dictionary sections of the novel, it's sometimes hard to find the right words to express what we see and feel.