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What Are Some Helpful Words to Know When Traveling?

When traveling to another country, it is incredibly important to be able to communicate, at least on a basic level, with some of that country’s residents. Before taking a trip abroad, many people purchase travel books, investigate online, talk to friends, and more. These people research customs and cultures, currency information, foods and sites they […]

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What Happened to the Letter Q in Turkish?

  When Turkey first became a democratically recognized sovereign country in the 1920s, it made some major changes that greatly affected the life and the culture of its citizens. In 1928, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey decreed that the language of Turkish would be Romanized, adapting a version of the Latin alphabet […]

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Confusing Mistranslations in the Restaurant World

Tours, museums, restaurants, and historical locations are among the many things one will take part in or see when visiting a different country. What oftentimes strikes me is the humorous and incorrect translations I have read in places I never expected! I consider myself to be an amateur chef of sorts; so of course, some […]

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