Monthly Archives: September 2012

Confusing Mistranslations in the Restaurant World

Tours, museums, restaurants, and historical locations are among the many things one will take part in or see when visiting a different country. What oftentimes strikes me is the humorous and incorrect translations I have read in places I never expected! I consider myself to be an amateur chef of sorts; so of course, some […]

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Languages and Their Power to Stave off Alzheimer’s

It is a well-known fact that bilingualism can be a big help in certain areas throughout one’s life, but it would seem that it saves its greatest benefits for old age. In addition to boosting concentration and attention, as well as rounding out a person’s knowledge and culture, studies have shown that learning a language […]

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Derby or Clásico?

As a Spanish-speaking translator, one straddling the ancestral variant of the language and its rioplatense lineage, I am often fascinated by the marked differences that exist between the expressions of these groups of Spanish speakers, depending on the side of the pond they happen to have been raised in. In some areas, Latin-American Spanish has […]

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Learning New Languages

There can be many reasons to learn a new language. Sometimes we learn them because it’s part of our school curriculum, or for work. Sometimes it’s just for the pleasure of it. Despite requiring a great deal of dedication, time and effort, it can be an enriching experience that helps us to broaden our horizons, […]

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Anne Dacier’s Translation Legacy

In almost every discipline there are certain individuals who achieve fame and become memorable; they are admired by their peers in the field. These personalities usually transcend their area of specialty and are recognized worldwide. However, this does not happen often in translation. Why is it so? It is a difficult question to answer. But, […]

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How does a Phone Interpretation Service work?

Language barriers can ruin many business opportunities. It can be very frustrating for a company to try and break into a new market without having the full capacity to speak the designated language. Well, here at Trusted Translations, we offer a really useful service, which is called Phone Interpretation Service, which can solve these issues […]

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A menu in Spanish

Continuing with the “Olympic spirit”, I read recently that before the 2006 Olympic Games in Peking, the city carried out a translation and a “standardization” of food names into English. This was done to avoid confusion and mistakes that frequently appear in restaurant menus. In doing this the government wanted to make it easier for […]

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