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Helianthus vs. Sunflower – Are botanical translations a real challenge?

I’ve always been intrigued by the real and complex names of flowers. Who knew that a sunflower is actually called helianthus or that Lanicera caprifolium means honeysuckle? I bet the majority of you don’t and that’s why when it comes to literary translations it’s really important that linguists are familiarized with these terms and also […]

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The Longest Word in the World is German

In Germany, the captain of a steam boat arrives at the navigation bridge to set out on a new journey along the Danube River. Upon arriving at his cabin, he realizes that he is missing something important: the key to open the door. So the captain then asks a crew member where the Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänskajütentürsschlüssel is. […]

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Words Used Worldwide

There are 196 countries in the world and English is the official language in 60 of these. Even in countries where this language is not official, many English words are borrowed and used on a daily basis. Furthermore, many even appear on foreign language dictionaries. For example, if you’re looking to start business in other […]

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Sports as an Area of Expertise for Translators

As students of translation and even as professionals in the field, we often wonder what our next business step will be. Therefore, in this article we will take a look at a niche in the industry– Sports. Translation, as an area of ​​study and work, is increasingly present in various areas of both everyday and […]

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Happy International Translation Day!

Translation is truly an art. When done well, it brings text to life in another language and nothing is “lost in translation”. So, in honor of International Translation Day, we decided to share a few interesting facts about the world of translation: There are more than 7,000,000 people in the world who speak close to […]

Although It May Not Seem like It… That’s a Language!

As project managers, we are used to receiving requests for translations to and from many languages. The most popular include English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, French and German. However, on rare occasions, clients surprise us and request translations into languages that we don’t usually work with, or, in some cases which we have never even heard […]

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Some translators who made a difference

Many writers reach stardom. Just think of Shakespeare, Moby Dick and J.K Rowling, amongst others. But can any of us name famous translators? After all, how popular would J.K Rowling’s novels be if there had been no translators to help her bridge her work to the rest of the non-English speaking world? Harry Potter was […]

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