Google to the Rescue of Gender Ambiguity


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For those of us who began translating before the advent of Google, and primarily those who usually translate from English into Spanish, the arrival of the Silicon Valley giant has created a host of resources that never cease to amaze both professionals and clients alike. I won’t get into the most well-known resources, but rather, […]

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The Importance of Quality Evaluations


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Translation quality is one of our top priorities here at Trusted Translations. In order to maintain our high standards, in addition to the various steps in the translation process (translation, editing and proofreading) we also conduct frequent random quality evaluations. What does a quality evaluation involve? It’s where a linguist revises a segment of a translation […]

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Cryptophasia: The Secret Language of Twins


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Although code languages have existed since the dawn of civilization for all types of uses and circumstances, there is a phenomenon about which very little known: Cryptophasia (Greek for “secret” and “speech”), also known as “twin speak.” It is the language developed by twins in their early life, ignoring for some time the language and […]

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Centennial Copa América: A Tall Cup of Terminology


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Once again, everybody is excited about the Centennial Copa América (or Copa América Centenario, if you prefer). Throughout the month of June, the eyes of football (Yes! “Football,” although, since the Cup is being hosted by the United States of America, perhaps we should concede and call it “soccer”) fans in Latin America are focused […]

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What Are Pidgin Languages?


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A pidgin language is a language based on two or more languages and which has a practical and immediate purpose. It usually arises in diverse situations of contact between speakers, such as trade or slavery –where at least two groups must communicate with each other despite not sharing a common language. While there is little […]

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Portmanteau: More than a Coatrack and a Suitcase


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The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines portmanteau as (1) a large suitcase or (2) “a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog).” In this blog post, we will be exploring the second definition provided by this famous dictionary, although […]

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