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Are We Just a Product of the Languages We Speak?

Each language has a particular grammatical structure and different ways of expressing ideas, which is something that anyone who has studied another language has experienced and which translators are particularly aware of. These unique linguistic nuances often emphasize different parts of speech, which require speakers to consider different causes, possibilities and ideas. But is it […]

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What Makes a Great Linguist?

There is a whole host of valid answers to this question, but arguably the most significant – at least in the field of translation and interpreting – is the ability to understand how a foreign language is used by its different native speakers in their day-to-day lives. The process of developing foreign language skills is […]

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Hijitus, the Argentine Superhero

Las aventuras de Hijitus (The Adventures of Hijitus) was an animated series created by the great Spanish cartoonist Manuel García Ferré, first broadcasted in 1967. Ever since, it has formed part of the cultural heritage of Argentina, not only for its tender and humorous cartoon episodes, but also because it perfectly reflects Argentine idiosyncrasies, primarily […]

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Why is Language Flavor So Important in Localization?

Here in the editing office at Trusted Translations, we have many translators who work in different language pairs, from Spanish to English, English to Spanish, English to French…You name it, we have it! We are all native language speakers of the target language that we translate to. However, what happens when a client wishes to […]

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Greetings

On a daily basis an endless range of human interactions occur both deliberately and accidentally worldwide. Based on the vast differences in customs and rituals in each country, interpreting situations may become quite confusing especially when different greeting gestures are required. This is a crucial factor to take into account when faced with not just […]

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