We have to finish this simple: notes toward an experiment


Heraclitus was an ancient Greek philosopher. He wrote in cryptic verse, purposely obscuring his philosophy in almost riddles, so as only the initiated could fully understand what he was on about. He was the guy who saw the world as being in a constant state of flux, constantly changing. He’s also the guy who started […]

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6 Translator Resources Provided by Newspapers


Newspapers, magazines and journals are, in and of themselves, very valuable resources for translators, as reading them imbues us with a current and, more often than not, correct use of language. Moreover, the most important newspapers in the world contain additional resources in their online versions that can be incredibly helpful when getting down to […]

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The story behind Haitian Creole


What is Haitian Creole? Before we answer this question, we should clarify what Creole actually is. The term comes from a Portuguese word that means “raised in the home,” and referred to Europeans that were raised in overseas colonies. Later on, it came to describe the languages that arose in the plantations that were worked […]

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What Are the Easiest Languages for English Speakers to Learn?


It is estimated that in United States, around just 18% of the population can speak a second language. Compared to the estimated 54% percent of Europeans who are proficient in a second language (and often more than one), this seems quite low. However, as the world continues to globalize and global communications become more interconnected, there is […]

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