Monthly Archives: May 2009

When Speaking the Same Language Doesn’t Mean Being Able to Communicate

Today we’ll shift gears a bit and recommend a highly awarded film: “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers,” directed by Wayne Wang.  It earned itself the distinction of Best Film at the San Sebastian Film Festival, it received the Signis award as well as the Cinema Writers Circle award.  In addition to all these awards […]

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How to Enter the Translation Field

Becoming a translator is not the easiest thing by any means: not only do certain basic conditions need to be met (such as possessing strong mastery of two or more languages), but furthermore there are long and challenging degree programs geared specifically towards creating translation professionals.  In fact, over the last several decades the amount […]

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A New Way to Give: Translations Support St. Jude

Trusted Translations, Inc. has become actively involved in the fight against childhood cancer by supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Richard Estevez, Trusted Translations’ CEO, is the Executive Chair of St. Jude’s “Chocolat au Vin” gala.  The event will be held in New York City on May 28, 2009, and will feature a full performance […]

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The Greek Legacy

Greece is the center of international attention every time we celebrate the Olympic Games, as they are the continuation of an ancient Hellenic tradition in honor of the gods of Olympus.  But what’s the origin of the Greek language? The Greek languages form the Hellenic subfamily of the grand Indo-European family of languages.  It is […]

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Reading the Text Before Translating

The translator starts the first stage of the translation process, the understanding stage. The purpose is to extract all content and expressive value to then reformulate them in the target language. Capturing and understanding the text does not end the communication process opened by the author. Instead it restarts it and the reader/translator becomes  a […]

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A Certainly Numerous Family

The Indo-European languages constitute the largest family of languages on the face of the earth: the majority of the languages of Europe and the Near East belong to it. It includes over 150 languages spoken by approximately 3 billion people.The common ancestor language among them is Proto-Indo-European. It presumably originated in Armenia or in the […]

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