The Spanish Invasion


There is a lot of talk about how Spanish is increasingly overrun by Anglicisms. However, it is also interesting to note that English, at present, has also borrowed a significant number of words from Spanish. This phenomenon is not new. As early as the late eighteenth century, in the United States something could be described […]

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A tale of two translations


A couple of weeks ago, in the weekly Chess tactics lesson of my local club (Oh, no! Not another entry about Chess!), the game we were considering contained the following funny sentence: ¡nunca se sabe por dónde saldrá el sol! (you never know where the sun will rise!) I didn’t notice at the time, but […]

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Burger Localization


As almost every company who sells products or services in multiple countries knows, localization is a very important part of an international marketing strategy. Whether a company decides to localize the language that they use to sell a product or service, or tries to localize the product or service itself, localization is essential to attracting […]

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Trusted Marketing Translations


The translation of marketing material ranks among Trusted Translations’ main linguistic activities. Every day we get requests from customers who are looking to expand their companies’ reach and who therefore need to translate their brochures, PowerPoint presentations or websites. To satisfy this need, Trusted Translations relies on a team of marketing experts, translators who are […]

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Chess across languages


Surfing around, I came across this page, which presents the names given to the chess pieces in other languages: foreign names of chess pieces. It is very interesting to see how many cross-relationships there are among these names. To start with, all of them seem to agree on the fact that the most important piece […]

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Google Enhances Website Translation Services


Google, which has been offering a free website translation service since 2009, has just added a new feature to this service, making it more interactive, flexible and collaborative. Similar to how the basic Google Translate service works, this new feature allows both the website’s creator and its visitors to tweak the Website Translator plugin’s translation […]

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In Search of That Tiny Slanted Mark


It would seem that with each passing day the Spanish diacritic, or accent mark, is disappearing more and more. Go out for a walk and you’ll see that it’s not uncommon to see street signs, ads and posters that are incorrectly written. Not to mention the absence of accents on capital letters, text messages and […]

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