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Why Do Dogs Speak German? – Bilingualism in Dog Training

You are strolling down a quiet road in your hometown when, suddenly, you hear a man shout “Bleib!” “Achtung!” and “Sitz!” He is clad in a security forces uniform, and next to him stands a sharp looking German Shepherd. Don’t worry, though; you have not accidentally crossed into the Twilight Zone. There is a perfectly […]

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Don’t Ban Me, Gringo

We have become aware of two recent incidents involving Spanish speakers in the U.S. The first event happened in New York; a lawyer became infuriated because he heard restaurant employees speaking Spanish and threatened to call Immigration Services (the video went viral almost immediately). The second event occurred in the city of Havre, Montana, 50 […]

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Don’t Get Tagged in Translation

Clients look for quality, that is something irrefutable and that we have to comply with. But, in order to provide a quality job, we need to start from the beginning, and that is the source content we are going to translate. Despite there are several aspects to consider, today I want to focus on content […]

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What a Hashtag!

Our network language system evolves at a faster rate than language itself does. As in any language, the evolution occurs with use. New words are added to our term base, modifications and adaptations clear their way through as new technologies and tendencies become more familiar to us all. One clear example is the wide use […]

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Why QAing is a Good Thing

As mentioned in a previous post, a QA (Quality Assessment) step can be vital whenever we try to meet the high demands of our clients. We always do our best to deliver a high-quality job. But sometimes, some details fall through the cracks. Sometimes, our clients will require a one-step job (whether it is just […]

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MT: Every Titan has its Achilles Heel

We’ve debated many times in the past about the “natural” advantages Machine Translation might have over our fellow translators composed of mere “flesh and bone.” Their lives decaying and finite against the colossal golem that threatens to take over the entire industry, eventually rendering us humans obsolete. Will we become the outdated dusty VCRs of […]

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