The Beginning of Professional Translation


In the nineteenth century translation was work reserved for professionals and not for cultured science, religion or literature enthusiasts. Let’s have a look at a well-known colleague. George Eliot, the mask of a woman who didn’t fit the Victorian stereotype. Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880) was born on a British Protestant farm and after having read […]

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When to Translate to Assamese


We briefly introduced this language when we spoke about Nepali. Both languages have a common root in that they derive from the Indo-Aryan or Indic languages. As a general clarification, these are the languages that are spoken mostly in India. The following may also be associated to this group of languages: Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, […]

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Why Budget Translations for 2013


The year 2012 has come to an end and the budgets have already been defined for 2013. Many companies have been expanding and entered new markets, especially International markets, which resulted companies in having to invest in Translation Services. This trend has been increasing strongly in 2012 as companies are constantly looking for new business […]

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Happy Holidays to Everyone Around the World!


One of the best things about the end of the year are the partiess, celebrations and gatherings with friends and family. Christmas and the New Year celebration unite all citizens of the world and creates a widespread climate of joy and happiness. No matter how far away our loved ones,  might beit is always important […]

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The Unfaithful Beauties


The 17th and 18th centuries are known as the golden age of French literature, and it is the time that translations referred to as the belles infidèls (“unfaithful beauties”) appeared: a manner of translating classic works in French style, as the classical texts were considered out of date. This expression is attributed to a lexicographer […]

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More Origins of the Months of the Year


Some weeks ago, we examined why the months of the year are named as they are and where their origins lie. As mentioned previously, the original calendar year consisted of only ten months; 304 days to be exact, and it started in the month of March. Then king, Numa Pompilius, a great and powerful man, […]

The Enormous Challenge of Translation in the European Commission


All major political and economic organizations that bring together a group of nations for a common purpose always represent a great challenge for translation professionals. In the case of the European Union, the translation needs are so great that in order to meet them a separate Directorate-General (the primary unit of division within the European […]

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