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A Translator’s Many Hats

A translator’s task is not as easy as a lot of people think. It is not about just sitting down, reading a text and rewriting it in one’s own mother tongue. For the most part, professional translators are also students because in this profession you must continue updating your skills and knowledge well past the […]

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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. […]

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