The 21st Century: Scientists or Translators?


As globalization continues throughout the world, the translation of scientific documents (and in particular, those for the medical and pharmaceutical fields) is faced with a series of challenges. One of the most notable characteristics of medical language during the last few decades of the twentieth century was the complete domination of English as the sole […]

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A New Dialect Emerges in Miami


Every country has different accents for different regions within their country. In the U.S. there are many identifiable accents like the New York accent (Noo-Yawk). It has distinct features, for example the dropping of the R. Another example is the southern accent. It stretches across the southern states and is distinctive for its draw. The […]

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Is there an app for that? Part II


On the first part of this post, we looked at two apps that help us learn a language; however, those are targeted mostly for Romance and some Anglo-Saxon languages. Now, we’ll take a look at two more that can actually help if you’re planning a trip to Egypt, Russia or Asia. Memrise – Free service […]

Team Translations


Despite the fact that many people think of a translator’s job as being a solitary task, isolated and competitive, it shouldn’t be thought of this way. To the contrary, with technological advances and the development of globalization, translation has become an interconnected job that requires constant contact with the outside world. These days, the demands […]

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Where Do We Obtain Reference Materials for Translations?


Translators must sometimes undertake very specific translations focused on a very technical subject that is of critical importance to a client. In these cases, we must take into account that this client is entrusting us with something that could be crucial to their business or personal life. For example, sometimes we receive manuals for factory machinery or […]

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The Mystery of the Untranslatable Book


In Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is a book that no one has ever been able to read. It is written in a non-existent or unknown language and features illustrations of plants and creatures that have never been seen on the planet. The copy has 240 illustrated pages, is quite small, and is bound […]

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