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What Should We Keep in Mind When Interpreting?

When we must complete an interpretation job, it is essential, first and foremost, that we consult with the client or the person/company hiring our interpretation services so that they can provide us with as much information as possible about the issues to be addressed during the conference. If possible, it is important to have all […]

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How Many Languages in Just One Nation?

Switzerland is a country that provokes curiosity or fantasies in many people, whether because of its banks, its eternal neutrality, direct democracy, precise watches, beautiful scenery, Swiss Army knives, and finally, for having four official languages (German, French, Italian, and Romansh). Not all Swiss people speak the four languages, of course, but the majority of […]

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When Should We Consult with the Client?

Sometimes us project managers will have some questions regarding the work we are doing. Each client is different, and the situations and relationships with each one of them are unique. One of the issues we constantly face is whether we should ask the client about any questions we may have about the original text, formatting, […]

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On Acronyms and Public Policy

The English language, especially the type spoken in the United States, is very inclined to use initials or acronyms (initials that are pronounced as if they were a word, for example NATO, NAFTA, or UNESCO). From the most international OK – whose origin can be traced back to the American Civil War between the southern […]

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What Are Subliminal Messages?

Have you ever walked into a store without knowing why? Compelled by some magical force to purchase an item from there? If so, you were probably influenced by that store’s subliminal messages. At some point or another, the store advertised something in a certain way that caught your brain’s attention. In fact, it was entirely […]

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A Not-so-Dead Language

A few weeks ago we talked about Latin and some of its expressions that persist until today, even in daily use. In the title of this post we make reference to the fact that these expressions are the resistance of a dead language. However, aside from these expressions, which are used in all fields, Latin […]

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