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Suriname: A Collage of Languages

Located in the north of South America, above Brazil and between Guyana and French Guiana, is the Republic of Suriname. You might assume that if you speak Spanish or Portuguese you would be able to understand and be understood in all of Latin America. However, this small but multilingual country breaks that rule a bit. […]

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What Are the Easiest Languages for English Speakers to Learn?

It is estimated that in United States, around just 18% of the population can speak a second language. Compared to the estimated 54% percent of Europeans who are proficient in a second language (and often more than one), this seems quite low. However, as the world continues to globalize and global communications become more interconnected, there is […]

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Is “Okay” a Universal Word?

Having traveled quite a bit throughout my life, I can say with much certainty that there are certain words that I deem “universal.” By this I mean that in almost any country you go to, these words are understood and recognized by the general population. Words like yes and no probably come to mind for […]

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How translations can influence economic thought development

On the one hand, one of my hobbies is to read books on economics, despite my background in biology. At any rate, I am sure this connection comes through my interest in neurobiology and psychology, lingering through sociology and ending up in economics. On the other, I can’t help but reading books and papers through […]

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Indigenous Translators: Between Language and Politics

America (here including North and South America) is the second largest continent in the world after Asia. It includes no less than 35 sovereign nation-states, 1 Commonwealth and at least 24 dependencies and colonies (yes, in the 21st century, believe it). Over 500 languages are spoken throughout these territories, of which only 8 are official: […]

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Multilingual Translation Sites

Trusted Translations has launched its multilingual translation sites in Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. These are the homes of the main sites in those languages, as well as a short description of each site in its language. Portuguese Site: Tradução Líder em Traduções de Português: Trusted Translations, Inc. Traduções de português de […]

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