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Unazungumza Kiswahili?

Swahili is a Bantu language. The Bantu languages ​​of Africa are those that, in turn, form a subfamily of others: the Niger-Congo languages. Swahili is the official language of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, and also the “bridge” language between all the nations of East Africa. It is spoken in Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Mayotte, Mozambique, […]

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Why You Should Translate into Spanish

More and more companies are deciding to translate their websites, corporate documents and company services into Spanish. Is this a chance occurrence? I don’t think so. I don’t think so because translating into Spanish can have very positive repercussions on a company’s productivity and revenue, for several reasons, including those I list below. It is […]

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The Plain English Movement

As we discussed in a previous post on the “Language of the People“, legal language has evolved to be better understood by one group of people: average citizens. Today I would like to explain the origin of this movement that has taken hold in Spain and has been introduced in Mexico. This process of modernization […]

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The Challenge of Marketing Translations

The translator’s responsibility when working with marketing texts is quite significant. These texts, if they do not recreate the sense and style of the original, lose their essence. Marketing translations may generate large increases in a company’s revenue or may be the cause of crippling losses. The translation of marketing texts, whether a brochure of […]

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Staying ahead of the Curve, Always an Advantage

Since the world is in a state of constant change and evolution, it is always important to stay as current as possible in regard to these changes and innovations. This applies in all areas of life, but above all in the field of employment and professional development. Translators and translation agencies are no exception. Agencies […]

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Korean in Antiquity and Modern Times

The Korean writing system dates back to 108 B.C., when the area that is currently North Korea was occupied by China. Some linguists believe that language may be a member of the Altaic language family. (​​Turkic, Mongol, Tungusic, and also the Japonic and Korean languages​​.) In the 5th century AD Korean was written in classical […]

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Basic Aspects That A Translation Buyer Must Be Familiar With

When a company uses a language services provider, it can have various needs, but here I want to focus on translation services. Companies that hire this type of service for the first time for the first time, generally, are a little lost since they might not know exactly in what format they should provide the […]

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Language of the People

When professionals from the legal, translation, teaching, etc. fields get together, there is always an interesting conclusion do be taken from the debate. This was the situation I experienced in my enriching interactions with Spanish professors, lawyers working in the judicial and legislative system, editors and translators. And all of this about one word… I […]

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Who Sets the Deadline for a Translation Project?

Translation agencies usually focus on meeting objectives. When an agency needs a translation, there are certain factors (objectives) that must be met. The type of text, language (or languages) to translate, the layout of the text to reproduce, and so on. All of these objectives are factors that give life to a translation that, once […]

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