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The Difficult Task of Subtitling

How many time have we criticized the subtitles during a movie or while watching our favorite TV show? How often have you called out mistakes in the translation? This has probably happened to us pretty often. However, we should look into the difficulties and the limitations when translating subtitles so that we can understand why […]

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Is “Okay” a Universal Word?

Having traveled quite a bit throughout my life, I can say with much certainty that there are certain words that I deem “universal.” By this I mean that in almost any country you go to, these words are understood and recognized by the general population. Words like yes and no probably come to mind for […]

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Día E Is Near

Since 2009, on the Saturday closest to the summer solstice, the Cervantes Institute celebrates Día E (S Day): “the holiday of all Spanish speakers,” as advertised by the Center itself. In 2013, the Día E will be held on June 22, with a schedule of special activities to be held in centers around the world. […]

Web Site Translations

The decisions we must make when quoting a web site are fundamental to the quality and costs of the project’s end results. Therefore, when a potential client inquires about a web site translation, it is important to define from the start what type of services will be necessary to meet the client’s and everyone’s expectations. […]

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How About Some Dictionary Interaction?

Translators, editors, lexicologists, philologists, poets and other language professionals will no doubt find a novel source of joy in this new online resource: an interactive (and very practical) version of our beloved (but often impractical) Diccionario de la Real Academia (Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy). The brain behind Goodrae (that is how he baptized […]

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