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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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French is the official language of the Olympic Games

 The International Olympics Committee established French as the official language of the 2012 Olympic Games, which are being held in London, England. This may sound a little unusual, as generally English is considered the universal language. However, this rule was agreed on and formalized in this way through the International Olympic Committee. French is the official language at both the opening and […]

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The Usefulness of Back-translation

 As has been mentioned before, when we speak of back-translation, we’re referring to translating a text (that’s already been translated) back to its original language. This is done without consulting the original text, as a way of ensuring the quality of the translation. Just as we may calculate the inverse operation to confirm the product […]

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Indigenous Translators: Between Language and Politics

America (here including North and South America) is the second largest continent in the world after Asia. It includes no less than 35 sovereign nation-states, 1 Commonwealth and at least 24 dependencies and colonies (yes, in the 21st century, believe it). Over 500 languages are spoken throughout these territories, of which only 8 are official: […]

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Spanish Translation Services: Unlocking the Secrets [VIDEO]

Hi, we are Trusted Translations, a global multilingual language company. We would like to take a couple minutes of your time to give you an in-depth look into Spanish Translations. To some, the process of obtaining a Spanish translation for a project may seem simple and straightforward. Really, what could be so difficult about translating […]

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The Language of Uzbekistan

Uzbek is a Turkic language spoken mainly in Uzbekistan, where it is an official language, but also it is also spoken in Australia, China, Germany, Israel, Spain, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Eastern Turkey, Northern Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and the United States of America. Its writing systems When the language was in its nascent stages, back in […]

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Audiovisual Translation: Cinema and Culture

Culture versus Translation The culture of a country, most notably its modes of dress, behavior, food, celebrations, events, etc., is transmitted directly and indirectly on the big screen, as well as on the small screen. Of course, in the world of audiovisual phenomena, artistic, cultural and economic are mixed together to create the final product. […]

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Learning a Language for Travel: However, Whenever and Wherever You Want It

We discussed in the previous post (“Learning a Language: However, Whenever and Wherever You Want It”) that the most important thing when learning a language is to be clear as to why you’re doing it, before seeking your best option. In this case and in my opinion, learning a language for travel is one of the […]

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