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Does U.S. Spanish Exist?

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On many occasions, when translators consult with our clients about which Spanish-speaking public they want to address, we come across the answer that “we want a translation in U.S. Spanish.” Yes, even though we all know that the official language of this country is English and that this can sound very contradictory, the Spanish-speaking population […]

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How to Translate a Publisher File

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It is not that common, but occasionally it happens that a document to be translated is sent in MS Publisher format (.pub). This tool belongs to the Microsoft Office packet, and it is the main application thereof when creating documents that require DTP (desktop publishing). Though it is rather limited when compared with other programs […]

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The RAE Has Entered the Homestretch of a New Edition

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In recent days, the Real Academia Española (RAE) disclosed the incorporation of new terms into the new edition to be published in October, which will mark the grand culmination of the Academia’s third centennial. Without a doubt, technological and cultural advances have led Spanish speakers to increasingly incorporate and adapt different terms to be able […]

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Atomic Errors

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As translators and translator agencies, we are constantly running into erroneous or nonsensical translations. In some cases – such as the ones that we published in a post from a few weeks ago in which we cite some examples taken from the cinematic world – they end up being comical. However, translation is a key […]

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Little Big Differences Between Spanish and Portuguese

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Although there is a very close relationship between Spanish and Portuguese to the extent that oftentimes they display a high degree of mutual intelligibility, there are also considerable differences that complicate the process of learning these languages and translating between them. In Spanish and Portuguese there are many words that are written identically (e.g., voz, […]

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