The “Ibero-Americanization” of the Cervantes Institute, Heading Towards the United States


The director of the Cervantes Institute (In Spanish, Instituto Cervantes), Victor García de la Concha, announced last week that the organization is in the process of increasing collaboration with different Ibero-American cultural centers. This initiative had already been announced in previous press releases from the institution, but now is when the fruits of this collaboration will […]

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The Benefits of Bilingualism: Part Two


In our last blog post we talked about the many ways that bilingualism can benefit a person. As stated before, a person who is bilingual enjoys an extraordinary amount of benefits. While learning a new language as an adult is entirely possible, multiple studies have proven that children have a much easier time both grasping […]

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What must we take into consideration when translating personal documents?


Undoubtedly, whenever we envision moving abroad to a country where the language is other than our native language, we must take into account that our personal documentation will most likely need to be translated and in most cases, be certified. Nowadays, and in an ever so often interconnected world, we are increasingly faced with opportunities […]

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A Brief History of Techniques Applied to Translation


From the Rosetta Stone onwards, the history of techniques applied to translation elapsed smoothly until Modernity, the time in which a series of changes, as diverse as they were profound, took place in people’s lives. For example, the idea of the modern machine implied a radical change with respect to its medieval counterpart. While the […]

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What Will the TAUS User Conference 2013 Be Like?


This year, Portland will be the city hosting the TAUS User Conference, which will take place on October 14 and 15. The conference will be focused, as we know, on the novelties in translation processes, localization service innovations and cooperation among industry professionals. Above all, it is important to know that TAUS provides research services […]

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Curiously Specific and Unusual Words


In a recent post we wrote about the longest words in world, and commented on the particular power of synthesis and specificity that the German language has which allows it to construct compound words of undetermined length. Now, not only does German have a very particular power of specificity, but rather practically all languages have […]

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