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Dominican Language Academy

Founded in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on October 12, 1927, it works side by side with the Spanish Royal Academy in its mission to include all regional expressions of the pan-Hispanic community in order to give uniformity to the language spoken in so many parts of the world , each with its own history and […]

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How Hollywood Is Working to Build Its Audiences Through Translation

Those of us involved in translation are fully aware that there are jobs that are easy and others that are difficult. This evaluation depends mostly on our field of expertise (for some of us, a welding manual is simple while for others it is their worst nightmare, requiring hours and hours of research). However, most […]

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Cuban Language Academy

Founded in 1926, this language academy was recognized by presidential decree law number 3388 of August 23, 1951. It is currently located in Old Havana, in the Santo Domingo building. Like the rest of the Spanish language academies spread throughout the American continent, this academy also contributes to the joint effort and teamwork to unify […]

Things to Know about Neutral Spanish

From my experience, people who are not involved in the world of languages ​​and, specifically, translating into Spanish are not fully aware of the existence of what is known as neutral Spanish, also referred to as “standard” or “international” Spanish. In this issue, I think that a Spanish person does not intend that his “Spanish” […]

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Costa Rican Academy of Language

As a non-profit cultural association, the goal of the Costa Rican Language Academy is to nurture, protect and study the Spanish language, especially the variety spoken within its territory. In addition, it is also concerned with the study of indigenous languages ​​in the region. In this sense, it has the same general objectives as the […]

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Romansh

This language is largely unknown. Its origins are found in Latin, and it is one of the four official languages ​​of Switzerland, along with German, French and Italian. Belongs to the family of Rhaeto-Romanic languages, which means it has a significant similarity to Friulian and Ladin, spoken in northern Italy. Furthermore, Romansh has five dialects: […]

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Mexican Spanish

Spanish is the most spoken language in Mexico: 97% of people use it either as their mother tongue or a second language. However, there are 67 indigenous languages in use and they have been protected since 2001 by the Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples Law. The Spanish language arrived in Mexico with the conquerors, and […]

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Salvadoran Spanish

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America and, like the vast majority of countries in the Americas, has Spanish as its official language. However, Salvadoran Spanish as we know it today exhibits significant linguistic influences from the indigenous languages that existed in the area before the Spanish conquerors arrived in the sixteenth century. […]

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