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A Matter of Preference

As professional translators, we have to offer localized services depending on the public we’re dealing with. That’s why as native speakers of a given country or another, we need to have resources for obtaining the appropriate terminology that is used in a specific country with a specific dialect. In that sense, here are a few […]

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Language Statistics

•    Quantity of living languages: 6912 •    Quantity of language on the verge of extinction: 516 •    Language with the largest quantity of native speakers: Mandarin Chinese •    Language spoken by the largest quantity of non-natives: English (250 million native speakers versus 350 million non-native speakers) •    Country where the largest variety of languages are […]

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Investing in Professional Translation Can Save You Big Time!

Professional translation services are there to offer a wide variety of customers an effective way to communicate with people that speak a different language, no matter who they may be.  In this vein, one of the primary roles of the translator is to exercise a strong degree of cross cultural awareness, thereby enabling themselves to […]

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How to Abbreviate the United States of America in Spanish

Let’s clear up a few issues. The official name is: Estados Unidos de America. It can be written with or without the article: (los) Estados Unidos de América. If the article is included, the verb is pluralized: “Los Estados Unidos han firmado un nuevo acuerdo comercial.” If the article is not included, the verb remains […]

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The Baltic Languages: Lithuanian and Latvian

Within the Indo-European language family are to be found the Baltic languages.  The two languages of this subfamily that survive at present are Lithuanian and Latvian. Lithuanian is spoken by approximately four million people, and in ancient Baltic literature all the Baltic languages were referred to as Lithuanian.  It is the official language of Lithuania […]

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Armenian: an Independent Branch of the Indo-European Language Family

When the studying of Armenian began in the 19th century, it was believed that Armenian descended from Iranian, an error produced by the vast number of loans from that language. Yet subsequent studies proved that, indeed, Armenian is an independent branch of the Indo-European family. According to the historian Herodotus, Armenian was a variety of […]

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