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Compound Words: Friends or Foes? Part II

In the previous blog post, we spoke about interesting little terms called compound words. These are formed by linking two words together to create new words. Usually compound words are quite helpful in that they usually reveal what thing it is that they’re referring to (for instance, saltwater is water that contains salt!). Sometimes though, […]

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Compound Words: Friends or Foes?

As mentioned in some of my previous posts, there are countless ways one can learn and master a new language. While learning new languages is easier for some than others, it’s always beneficial to be aware of the different manners in which words, phrases, or terms can fool you. We have discussed false friends, homophones, […]

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Translating into Quechua

As part of our daily work as Project Managers we get quotations for projects in extremely diverse languages. The general population may have never even heard of some of these languages. Not long ago, I found myself quoting a project for a client that needed a translation from English into Quechua. This poses various challenges: […]

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Spanish Is the Second Most Widely Used Language on Twitter

The Spanish Chancellor, José Manuel García-Margallo, and the director of the Instituto Cervantes (Cervantes Institute, Madrid), Victor García de la Concha presented the 2012 report “Spanish in the World” on Monday January 14th, 2013. The report contains updated information on the Spanish language. They have been publishing the report since 1998, and in this edition, […]

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Spanish Language Enjoys Excellent Health

The Cervantes Institute, one of the largest Spanish-language cultural institutions, unveiled on January 14 its annual report on the overall status of the Spanish language in the world. The 2012 Report focuses particularly on the high demand for Spanish instruction that is being experienced in Asia. The report, entitled “Spanish in the World,” also points […]

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