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The Official language of Turkey and Cyprus,Türkçe konuşuyorum, Türkçe konuşurum

Turkish belongs to the family of Turkic languages ​​with Turkey being this language family’s archetypical country. These languages ​​are spoken throughout a belt of regions that stretches from Turkey to Central Asia, in areas such as Kosovo and Macedonia. This is why all these languages ​​have a high degree of intelligibility (meaning that they closely […]

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The Beginning of Professional Translation

In the nineteenth century translation was work reserved for professionals and not for cultured science, religion or literature enthusiasts. Let’s have a look at a well-known colleague. George Eliot, the mask of a woman who didn’t fit the Victorian stereotype. Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880) was born on a British Protestant farm and after having read […]

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The Enormous Challenge of Translation in the European Commission

All major political and economic organizations that bring together a group of nations for a common purpose always represent a great challenge for translation professionals. In the case of the European Union, the translation needs are so great that in order to meet them a separate Directorate-General (the primary unit of division within the European […]

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The Collaboration Factor: Achieving Great Results

When a translation company is faced with a large-scale project, that’s when the skills of its translation team are put to the test. Large projects involve multiple challenges because they require the commitment and collaboration of people whose responsibilities and work styles may differ considerably. The account executive must make sure to keep a fluid […]

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Confusing Mistranslations in the Restaurant World

Tours, museums, restaurants, and historical locations are among the many things one will take part in or see when visiting a different country. What oftentimes strikes me is the humorous and incorrect translations I have read in places I never expected! I consider myself to be an amateur chef of sorts; so of course, some […]

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Translating an InDesign File to Arabic

Translation of an InDesign file can be quite easy, in the sense that no “excess noise” is generated when processing. Since InDesign files are compatible with Trados, they can be translated directly in TagEditor after being exported as an .idml or .inx file. Once the file is translated and edited, cleaning is easy. Even if […]

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Where Is Amharic Spoken?

The Semitic languages ​​are Afro-Asiatic languages that took the name “Semitic” from the Biblical Shem, the son of Noah. The Semitic languages ​​most widely spoken today are Arabic, Amharic, Hebrew, and Tigrinya. Amharic is an official language spoken in Ethiopia, but it is also found in Egypt and Eritrea, as well as in Israel, Sweden, […]

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