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Ancient Translation Errors

One of the risks involved in the translation process is losing the meaning of certain words or concepts, or even that the translation lends itself to a totally different interpretation. Sometimes, these variations don’t affect the final result all that much and don’t generate any sort of significant confusion. However, throughout the history of mankind, […]

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Errors? Blame Titivillus!

During the Middle Ages, a period during which the vast majority of the population was illiterate, the skills of reading and writing were under the responsibility of the Church, and, in particular, the monasteries, where monks transcribed different (usually religious) texts over and over again in order to preserve them over the years. This activity […]

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Atomic Errors

As translators and translator agencies, we are constantly running into erroneous or nonsensical translations. In some cases – such as the ones that we published in a post from a few weeks ago in which we cite some examples taken from the cinematic world – they end up being comical. However, translation is a key […]

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Common Translation Errors

There is, unfortunately, the general thought that anyone who speaks English (or any other language) is able to translate. It is essential to understand that, in general, a translator is a language professional who has studied and trained specifically in this area and knows many of the intricacies of their language (and if they do […]

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App-lying a New Language

While many linguists worry about the negative impact of technology on the correct grammatical and orthographic use of language–and they may have a point since now we even replace words and whole sentences with emojis and cartoons–there is a new trend which attempts to counteract this phenomenon. There are several “apps” that not only correct textual […]

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How to Translate AutoCAD

Files created in AutoCAD are mostly plans and diagrams for various applications such as architecture, engineering, mechanics and other projects that require technical and precise specifications in order to design or build an object or installation. They are files with measures and instructions, and not meant for literary or artistic texts. In general, they are […]

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