What Are the Differences Between Translation and Transcreation?


“Transcreation” refers to the process of taking a message created in one language and transporting it to another language. This word is not a synonym for translation; so, what is the difference? Transcreation is the transformation of a global message including not only written content, but also visual designs and images. It also takes into […]

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How to Quote Dubbing


In the translation world, dubbing can be considered a third degree cousin of translations. However, in spite of their similarities, dubbing is quoted in an entirely different manner. The following are a few factors to keep in mind when quoting Dubbing: 1. Dialect: Even more so than in a translation, having knowledge of the dialect […]

Latin Phrases: The Resistance of a Dead Language


Until the 18th century, the language of cultural and scientific expression in Europe was Latin. For this reason, many Latin phrases continue to be used until today in scientific, philosophical, technical, religious, medical, and legal language. We frequently come across these phrases, and in general, if we are translating between European languages, where in most […]

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Spanish Language and Its Countless Variations


Today, the Spanish speaking population reaches over 500 million people around the world. Additionally, Latin America has become in a rapidly growing market with much development and growth potential. Without a doubt, it has become a major market to introduce, and offer to services and products. However, when doing so we must acknowledge the fact […]

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The Translation of Humor in Asterix


Asterix was one of my first devotions as a reader. I started reading the comic so young that, even before understanding that the story takes place somewhere in Europe two thousand years ago, I noticed that the coexistence of different languages was a very present element throughout the strip. This occurs between the language to […]

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What Are the Differences Between Spanish and Catalan?


Both of them are Romance languages, but Catalan—contrary to popular belief—is not a dialect of Spanish, but rather an entirely different language. In fact, looks nothing like the Spanish that today’s Spanish-speakers use. If we were to compare it with another language, it would appear more similar to Portuguese or French. The Catalan language comes […]

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