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  • When I decided to study Dutch, I did not imagine there would be so many different variations of this language. In fact, I thought that it was only spoken in Holland, but later I discovered that I could not be more wrong. I got in touch with a private Dutch teacher through a friend. When […]

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  • Are the tides changing for MT already? Last time we spoke about the importance of emotional investment in MT. We considered the amount of hatred and resistance this technology has faced from both users and consumers. Well, it seems things might be looking brighter for MT, according to several polls and recent studies conducted over […]

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  • Every once in awhile, we receive a translation project that has to do with one of my favorite hobbies: music. And although anyone familiar with music may think, “Easy! All music is in Italian!”, it’s not quite so simple. It is true that during the renaissance, Italian musical invention revolutionized Western music and more or […]

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  • Many times, as account managers, we find ourselves grappling with a recurring question when we receive a file to translate: is it editable? In my quest to find the answer, I asked several colleagues why they think it’s important for the client to send us editable files for a translation project. In summary, the three […]

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  • Evolution doesn’t imply improvement or progressive change towards perfection. In a straight darwinian sense, evolution means adapting to one’s environment in order to survive and endure, for the environment is ever changing, and so must we. All living creatures adapt to a constantly mutable environment, and so does language in a very organic, spontaneous and […]

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  • One of the services that localization agencies offer is transcription, which consists in converting an audio into written text. This can either be from a simple audio file such as WAV or MP3 or from a video file such as AVI, MP4, etc. The transcriptions can then be used for translation, voice recordings, or as […]

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  • I apologize if my title sounds a bit informal, but if we pick up where we left off last time, we may delve further, deeper, into the abyss of resistance and even hatred that MT has awoken in both users and consumers. First, we should let you know a basic truth. Resistance is futile. You […]

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Who Let The Dogs Out?

  • If you are like me, you’ve probably found yourself watching news and videos online featuring man’s fluffy-best friends. There’s no better way to lift your spirit than watching puppy videos online. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love puppies? When it comes to referring to our beloved four-legged friends, there are new terms taking the spotlight […]

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  • A great deal of the value that a translation agency provides has nothing to do with the translation of words, but rather with the way that words are presented on a page or on a screen. A written document can be created in a wide variety of formats, each with its own particular complications. When […]

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  • Is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds? Or is Luke in the ground covered in dirt? You’re probably saying to yourself, “that got pretty #dark pretty fast, is this about a bad acid trip?” Actually, no it’s not. This is about how our brain processes language when under the influence of LSD. And it’s safe […]

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  • If you follow current news in interpretation technology, you surely heard about the biggest leap in real-time live interpretation in years: Google’s Pixel Buds. Unveiled last month, audiences were introduced to a new pair of wireless headphones able to interpret between 40 languages with virtually no lag time. The initial reviews are all very positive, […]

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  • When a translation project is very extensive, the most common thing to do is to divide the translation among different linguists in order to speed up the process, thus allowing us to deliver the project as quickly as possible. It is almost never the case that there is an unlimited amount of time available to […]

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  • In the Sci Fi Book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, earthling Arthur Dent is teleported to an alien spaceship unable to understand what his sudden hosts the Vorgons are yelling at him. Luckily for Arthur, his travel companion slips a small fish-like organism into his ear where, much to Arthur’s horror, it burrows deep […]

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  • In 2011, Badoo published the results of an international poll where as many as 30,000 people were asked to name the funniest country. While Americans came in on top, Germans were ranked the least funny nationality. This perception of Germans having no sense of humor is not new. It is considered a well-known stereotype (at […]

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  • As Halloween approaches children and adults alike start their preparations for this much awaited date. Halloween is no longer regarded as a holiday marketed from the U.S. to the rest of the world. Many countries around the world have adopted this festivity (the American version of it) and it has become part of their holiday […]

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  • A few weeks ago we talked about the difference between edition (editorial) and editing (bilingual). This time, let’s talk a little more about the editorial process; let’s see what happens when we want to publish a book. The process begins when someone has a work to publish. It can be a novel, an essay, a […]

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  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens, far better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, is one of the great authors of American history; to be sure, one of the most brilliant authors ever to write in the English language. He is best known for the iconic novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry […]

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  • Major corporations like Google or Amazon invest millions of dollars a year in developing machine translation (MT) technology. This could expand MT’s capabilities and its cost saving potential. But while great excitement about the productive aspect of MT can be gauged, there is a much more important investment that is being widely unattended and ignored […]

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  • During the process of localizing a text, unforeseen events may arise that imply an extra effort on the part of the translation team; from technical or specific vocabulary, to terms with different meanings or connotations in other languages. Nothing that a little research and dedication can’t solve. Many glossaries, term bases and style guides are […]

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  • Everybody knows that there are three main drivers when it comes to a translation project: time, cost, and quality. These drivers counter and offset each other: if a project is rushed and has to be done in a short amount of time, costs will be higher and the quality will be affected. If the project […]

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  • Have you ever been to Seville? This southern Spanish city, famous for flamenco and tapas, is a favorite destination for tourists. It’s part of the Spanish province of Andalusia, which is also home to the cities of Cordoba and Granada. Did you know that Andalusia actually comes from the Arabic name Al-Andalus? Arabic and Spanish […]

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  • Translators need to have different tools at their disposal whenever they encounter difficult-to-impossible terms to translate into the target language. We often face a few challenges during the translation process, especially when dealing with literary translations. Technical and legal documents are straightforward as far as terminology is concerned. There are also more widely accepted reference [...

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  • Located in the north of South America, above Brazil and between Guyana and French Guiana, is the Republic of Suriname. You might assume that if you speak Spanish or Portuguese you would be able to understand and be understood in all of Latin America. However, this small but multilingual country breaks that rule a bit. […]

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  • Ok, so last time you had to read me whining about how the millennial generation threatens to destroy the translation industry, among many other casualties on their way to obliterating western civilization as we know it.   A tad overdramatic, I’ll give you that, but let’s face it: It was that crude tabloid-like, yellowish sensationalism, […]

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  • Anywhere you go, you will see, perhaps without even realizing it, translations of varying qualities. In public spaces, airports and tourist sites, you will see translated notices, ads and signs, just to name a few. Some are butchered attempts, for example, when you see a special line at the airport for Diplomatics rather than Diplomats. […]

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Face Your Demonyms

  • We all have our own demons to deal with. And, when talking about the demons behind our language, one that creeps out the ground more often than not is how to properly write or say a demonym or gentilic in a translation project or an interpretation session. In English, there are many ways to write […]

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  • The avocado. Not only one of the “world’s healthiest foods”(1), rich in fiber as well as numerous vitamins and minerals, the avocado is also one of the most delicious foods to be found. Truly a wonder of nature, something so good and so good for you. A fruit this special is deserving of a special […]

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  • In an increasingly globalized world, content is generated for multiple areas and platforms, from applications (or “apps”) for Smart Phones and Tablets to user interfaces for computer programs, touch screens and web pages. And also for classic media such as books, brochures, posters, and anything containing text. Nowadays, the concepts of internationalization and localization are […]

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