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How to Learn a New Language (the Unconventional Way)

Many times, one takes it upon oneself to learn a new language. Whether it be for personal or professional reasons, this task may come with many obstacles and difficulties. This is especially true for those who have only spoken one language their entire lives. Many studies show that those who are already bilingual—be it from […]

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Derby or Clásico?

As a Spanish-speaking translator, one straddling the ancestral variant of the language and its rioplatense lineage, I am often fascinated by the marked differences that exist between the expressions of these groups of Spanish speakers, depending on the side of the pond they happen to have been raised in. In some areas, Latin-American Spanish has […]

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How To Work With An Interpreter

Since we have already discussed interpretation in general terms and, more specifically, simultaneous interpretation and consecutive interpretation, today we shall analyze what working, which is why this post is designed for people who will make use of interpretation to transmit a message, i.e. speakers, whether interviewers, professors, doctors, etc. Below are some suggestions that should […]

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President Obama and The Power of Words

Tuesday night, at some moment during my CNN and BBC viewing marathon of inaugural activities and the apparent zenith of Obamamania, one of the many political analysts/commentators referred to “the power of words”. Although I’ve read one of Barack’s books and seen dozens of his debates and speeches, never underwhelmed by the man’s use of […]

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