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The First “Translators” Were Interpreters

The beginnings of our profession were not easy if we consider that our colleagues of the past had to convey very sensitive messages, if not highly questionable military strategies, in their native tongue so that, at times, the message of the interpretation or translation was closely linked to political or military interests. In these first […]

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The Linguistic Challenge in U.S. Elections

In the United States, election campaigns are driven both by substance and form, especially in relation to the languages used in the dissemination of political ads. With a Hispanic community whose importance is on the rise, the communicational wager is no longer just political but also linguistic: Today Latinos make up more than 20 million […]

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What You Need to Know about Kurdish Dialects

Kurdish is a language belonging to the Indo-Iranian language family, and this one in turn belongs to the group of Indo-European languages. The family of Indo-Iranian languages also includes Hindustani or Hindi-Urdu, Bengali and Pashto. Kurdish is the official language of Iraq and, although spoken in the region called Kurdistan (which draws an imaginary line […]

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Website Translation

Currently, the world is experiencing an era of such rapid technological advances that we see new technologies outdoing each other every day. Moreover, you can see that there are a lot of companies in earnest competition as all the latest gadgets and products on offer today are improved at a dizzying speed. Today, the traditional […]

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Languages and Their Power to Stave off Alzheimer’s

It is a well-known fact that bilingualism can be a big help in certain areas throughout one’s life, but it would seem that it saves its greatest benefits for old age. In addition to boosting concentration and attention, as well as rounding out a person’s knowledge and culture, studies have shown that learning a language […]

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Derby or Clásico?

As a Spanish-speaking translator, one straddling the ancestral variant of the language and its rioplatense lineage, I am often fascinated by the marked differences that exist between the expressions of these groups of Spanish speakers, depending on the side of the pond they happen to have been raised in. In some areas, Latin-American Spanish has […]

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