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Acronyms and Abbreviations

There is little consensus in the English world on the distinction between acronyms and abbreviations when dealing with shortened versions of words and phrases. Here are some aspects to consider: Abbreviation The most general term, which loosely applies to all shortening of words or phrases, is “abbreviation”. This term covers all examples, from contracting the […]

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Medical Translations: Drugs and Medications

For translations in the medical field, including for medications, it is especially important to avoid all errors in comprehension, change or suppression of information, since in this case, as opposed to other cases where the consequences are “merely” monetary, here the correct or incorrect translation of a particular word or even getting a dosage wrong […]

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Social Networking and Automatic Translation

As a result of the volume and diversity of Twitter users, many ideas for internationalizing and localizing this service to a greater extent are being developed and implemented. Among other options, users are given the possibility of translating the interface (exactly the same as is done with Facebook) and the possibility of automatically translating tweets, […]

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The Best Universities for Studying Translation and Interpretation

Many times in my life I have come across the same question asked by people I know or strangers on the Internet: how do I become a translator? In my opinion, you have to have a good foundation and solid skills that you have already developed in order to start working as a translator or […]

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The Molto Project

The European Union, aware of the importance of communication between the member countries and their citizens, has decided to finance a project known as Molto, to the tune of 2.3 million euros, that will develop a tool offering translations of a high quality for a large number of language pairs on the Internet. The University […]

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Time for Tricky Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters, those mystifying turns of phrase with repeated phonemes, alliteration or rhyme which present difficulty in pronunciation, are a universal phenomenon. They are a part of our experience growing up as English speakers and they exist in similar forms for children in other parts of the world. Who doesn’t want to show off and […]

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Subtitles for Movies and Television Shows

These days, subtitles are available for all forms of entertainment: in the movies, on television, and even at the opera. People from completely different cultures who speak different languages are often interested in the same subjects. For example, the blockbusters made in Hollywood often debut on the same day throughout the world and the audience […]

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