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Ten Untranslatable Feelings

In most Western countries, Saint Valentine’s day is celebrated on February 14.  In honor of this celebration, which is becoming increasingly popular, we will see how feelings are expressed in different languages. Cwtch (Welsh) A Cwtch is more than a hug, it is the feeling of safety we get from being in the arms of the […]

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What Exactly is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning disability derived from a neurological developmental disorder. Persons with dyslexia do not necessarily manifest any physical, psychological nor sociocultural disorders. They experience difficulty reading as a consequence of an impairment related to visualizing words. Persons with dyslexia usually invert the words in whole or in part, jumble the letters, write the […]

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Is language dying or evolving?

Evolution doesn’t imply improvement or progressive change towards perfection. In a straight darwinian sense, evolution means adapting to one’s environment in order to survive and endure, for the environment is ever changing, and so must we. All living creatures adapt to a constantly mutable environment, and so does language in a very organic, spontaneous and […]

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3 Reasons to Use a Human Interpreter

If you follow current news in interpretation technology, you surely heard about the biggest leap in real-time live interpretation in years: Google’s Pixel Buds. Unveiled last month, audiences were introduced to a new pair of wireless headphones able to interpret between 40 languages with virtually no lag time. The initial reviews are all very positive, […]

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The Buds to end all wars? Google takes translation back to the SciFi books

In the Sci Fi Book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, earthling Arthur Dent is teleported to an alien spaceship unable to understand what his sudden hosts the Vorgons are yelling at him. Luckily for Arthur, his travel companion slips a small fish-like organism into his ear where, much to Arthur’s horror, it burrows deep […]

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The 1st Millennial: is the Translation Industry the next victim on the list?

Ok, so last time you had to read me whining about how the millennial generation threatens to destroy the translation industry, among many other casualties on their way to obliterating western civilization as we know it.   A tad overdramatic, I’ll give you that, but let’s face it: It was that crude tabloid-like, yellowish sensationalism, […]

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