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International Translation Day Celebrations

For those of you who don’t know, Friday, September 30th marked the 58th annual celebration of International Translation Day. Celebrated around the world every year, this holiday was originally started by the International Federation of Translator’s in 1953. The date, September 30th, falls on the birthday of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators and […]

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Happy Grammar Day!

If you’re someone who can’t stand the punctuation errors and spelling mistakes that are abundant in print media, or someone who finds himself or herself constantly correcting journalists on TV for using the wrong tense, then March 4 is your day! Since 2008, this day has been recognized in the United States as the “National […]

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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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Do Aliens dream of electric ships?

Planet Earth. Saturday 12th September 2048. Huge spaceship. Humongous. Hovering over Sao Paulo, USB(1). A few others in other big cities. Finally they are here! They send us a message but nobody understands what it means. Quickly, let’s get in touch with Trusted Translations, the one and only translation services in the world now. “Can […]

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Audiovisual Translation: Cinema and Culture

Culture versus Translation The culture of a country, most notably its modes of dress, behavior, food, celebrations, events, etc., is transmitted directly and indirectly on the big screen, as well as on the small screen. Of course, in the world of audiovisual phenomena, artistic, cultural and economic are mixed together to create the final product. […]

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One Japanese New Year’s Celebration

While taking my time to look around and appreciate all that other cultures have to offer in terms of variety and uniqueness, I stumbled across this fantastic post describing the tradition on the Japanese peninsula of Oga: http://samuraidave.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/japanese-devils-scare-the-laziness-out-of-kids/ In short, the tradition centers around Namahage, a local mountain deity who…well, he must be seen to […]

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has yet again befallen us, and all around the US (and in the many parts of the world where American expats and Americanophiles happen to be tucked away) folks are likely enduring the several hours of fasting to make space for the turkey, gravy and stuffing bedecked eat-a-thon that descends right about nightfall. Despite […]

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