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Translators of Spanish and the RAE

Most translators these days work with Spanish and, especially if it is not their native language (or even if it is), they come across sentences and constructions that they don’t understand. That’s why I would like to take some time to talk about an essential tool for anyone doing work in the Spanish language: http://www.rae.es/rae.html, […]

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What is MultiTerm?

If you are a translator working with the Trados CAT tool, you may have seen a component called MultiTerm in your product package. So, just what is this tool and how practical is it for every-day translation jobs? MultiTerm is ideal for translators working with bilingual glossaries or ongoing projects with highly specific terminology. Many […]

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Machine Translations now available on YouTube

Most translators have heard of the new online machine translation option called “Google Translate”. While many would argue that machine translations have several issues regarding accuracy and the inability to understand the text like humans do, this has become a widely popular tool, so much so that YouTube recently announced the launch of a Translate […]

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Adhesion contracts

In another post, we mentioned this type of contract which is commonly used in today’s market filled with the hustle and bustle of the business world. Adhesion contracts are pre-printed contracts used by the majority of companies who market mass products or services. The legal issue behind these “contracts” is the consent of one of […]

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The Financial Crisis and Translation

The news these days is full of market reports, minute-by-minute updates on the stock market and countless stories of small businesses being driven into bankruptcy. There is a general sense of tension especially for small business owners, and rightly so! So, what does this mean for the translation industry and how will it be affected? […]

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How to determine the quality of a translation

Frequently, we are faced with the task of determining whether or not the translation we revise is good or bad. As professionals, our opinions should be well-grounded and not a result of our mood at that time or the friendship we have with the translator who delivered the product. There are some objective factors that […]

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The Rise of Spanglish

The term Spanglish came into existence between 1965 and 1970 and refers to any expression in Spanish that borrows parts of English, especially as substitutions of Spanish words. The most common fields that use and abuse Spanglish are areas related to technology, since most of the products introduced into the market are in English. These […]

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