Search results for 'misused words' 

Compound Words: Friends or Foes?

As mentioned in some of my previous posts, there are countless ways one can learn and master a new language. While learning new languages is easier for some than others, it’s always beneficial to be aware of the different manners in which words, phrases, or terms can fool you. We have discussed false friends, homophones, […]

Tagged with:

Europe’s Contribution to the Future of English

In my last post “Translating…The Future” I wrote about one possible aspect of the future of the English language; the probability  that it will become more and more simple over time. As I mentioned in that post, it is a natural phenomenon for complicated grammatical structures to be progressively and slowly discarded from widely-spoken languages, […]

Tagged with:

American English vs British English

The English language is one tool to establish our viewpoint. American or British English are both dialects that can be chosen when requesting your English translations, or choosing an interpreter.Here you can easily access an online quote. The English language was introduced to the Americans through British colonization in the early 17th century and it […]

Tagged with:

Danger: Linguistic Infections

As the world population continues to grow exponentially, epidemics of different diseases also increase due to factors such as the high population density in cities, which facilitates the spread of viruses and bacteria between individuals, the increased resistance of germs to different medicines, the lack of access to drinking water, deforestation, which brings with it […]

Tagged with:

What is Verbophobia?

“And there is also verbophobia, which is the fear of words. In that case, it is best to keep quiet, said Juan de Dios Martínez. It’s a bit more complicated than that, because words are everywhere, even in silence, which is never complete silence, isn’t that so?” Roberto Bolaño (2666, Barcelona: Anagrama, 2004).   Also […]

Tagged with:

Common Translation Errors

There is, unfortunately, the general thought that anyone who speaks English (or any other language) is able to translate. It is essential to understand that, in general, a translator is a language professional who has studied and trained specifically in this area and knows many of the intricacies of their language (and if they do […]

Tagged with: