Monthly Archives: December 2012

Why Budget Translations for 2013

The year 2012 has come to an end and the budgets have already been defined for 2013. Many companies have been expanding and entered new markets, especially International markets, which resulted companies in having to invest in Translation Services. This trend has been increasing strongly in 2012 as companies are constantly looking for new business […]

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Happy Holidays to Everyone Around the World!

One of the best things about the end of the year are the partiess, celebrations and gatherings with friends and family. Christmas and the New Year celebration unite all citizens of the world and creates a widespread climate of joy and happiness. No matter how far away our loved ones,  might beit is always important […]

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The Unfaithful Beauties

The 17th and 18th centuries are known as the golden age of French literature, and it is the time that translations referred to as the belles infidèls (“unfaithful beauties”) appeared: a manner of translating classic works in French style, as the classical texts were considered out of date. This expression is attributed to a lexicographer […]

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More Origins of the Months of the Year

Some weeks ago, we examined why the months of the year are named as they are and where their origins lie. As mentioned previously, the original calendar year consisted of only ten months; 304 days to be exact, and it started in the month of March. Then king, Numa Pompilius, a great and powerful man, […]

The Enormous Challenge of Translation in the European Commission

All major political and economic organizations that bring together a group of nations for a common purpose always represent a great challenge for translation professionals. In the case of the European Union, the translation needs are so great that in order to meet them a separate Directorate-General (the primary unit of division within the European […]

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How Many Languages in India: Oriya

Oriya is one of the official languages of India. It takes its name from the Indian state of Orissa, the principal place it’s spoken, though it is also used in other states such as Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Beyond India… The diaspora has spread beyond India’s borders into other continents. In Asia: Bangladesh, […]

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What Translation-Review Criteria Should a Checklist Include?

As mentioned in previous posts, doing a thorough QA before delivering any translation project is of the essence, and one of the final steps to be followed for any project is the checklist (which is basically a list of items that require a final verification). Every translator/editor should create his or her own checklist to […]

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Things to Know about the Malay Language

Malay is a language that belongs to the Austronesian family of languages, a group that encompasses languages spoken in parts of Southeast Asia, the Pacific, a small part of continental Asia and the Indian Ocean, in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Madagascar. It is the official language of Malaysia, Brunei and […]

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