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Test Instruments in Translation Are More Valuable Than You Think

November 28, 2017 - By: - In: Test and Assessment Translation - No comments

The translation and adaptation of test instruments is now more than just a matter of accommodation or satisfying a legal mandate. It’s an opportunity to capitalize on your existing assets and to develop content for new markets and applications more quickly and efficiently. English-language item banks are created at great expense by test developers, but […]

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Language to Doom Democracy

November 8, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on Language to Doom Democracy

In “Language: The Most Disruptive Technology,” former diplomat and presidential advisor Charles Hill sees a revolutionary shift in how language is used. “Disruptive” and “revolutionary” are favored terms used by technology mavens at Ted Talks. But Hill thinks the new language technologies of social media spell trouble for democracy and social cohesion.

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Translators’ Hall of Shame: Part VII. Halloween Edition

October 24, 2017 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on Translators’ Hall of Shame: Part VII. Halloween Edition

You can call us the bad translation zombie hunters. Like a band of Hollywood zombies, bad translation is still out there roaming the streets. It doesn’t matter if you’ve killed it in your own backyard, like we have with our ISO 9001 processes, our fanatical attention to quality and our error-free guarantee, destructive cases of […]

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Translated.com Privacy Breach Serves as a Warning

October 17, 2017 - By: - In: In the News / Awards - Comments Off on Translated.com Privacy Breach Serves as a Warning

Dangerous data breaches are on the rise. Most recently, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax was the target of a hack where cybercriminals made off with the sensitive personal information of 143 million people, including birth dates, Social Security numbers and home addresses. In September Slator reported on a privacy breach at Translated.com. People’s sensitive […]

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Emojis Bad for Communication?

October 12, 2017 - By: - In: In the News / Awards - Comments Off on Emojis Bad for Communication?

Glaring incompetence is a no-no, a faux pas of the first degree so we like to keep it under wraps, particularly at work. We can all fool some of the people some of the time but it’s getting harder in the digital age. In face-to-face communication, being flashed a smile by someone you’ve just met […]

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Don Quijote

The Most Translated Books

October 5, 2017 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on The Most Translated Books

“Writers make national literature, while translators make universal literature.” – José Saramago Have you ever read a book that was originally written in a language you don’t speak? You probably have. Good books and their translations can stand the test of time. Thousands of books around the world are translated each year and some of […]

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Great Quotes About Translation

September 27, 2017 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on Great Quotes About Translation

At Responsive Translation, we take translation seriously. We also love a good quote – those little doses of inspiration that make us think, make us smile or both if we’re lucky. Here are some of our favorite quotes about translation:

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Romance

All About Romance Languages

September 21, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on All About Romance Languages

The French language is the engine behind the brilliance of French culture that has been the benchmark of Western civilization for centuries. Many people find its words soothing to the ear and have romantic associations with it. Not surprisingly, the French language is categorized as a Romance language. But what exactly is a Romance language? […]

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Is That Spelled Right? Or Spelt Right? The Role of Language Regulators

September 14, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on Is That Spelled Right? Or Spelt Right? The Role of Language Regulators

When it comes to language, who says what’s right and what’s wrong? Please don’t say Google! More than 109 languages from all around the globe currently have language regulators. This includes French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Somali, Tamil and Quechua. But what exactly are language regulators? Also called language academies, language regulators are linguistic authorities whose […]

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Idioms in Translation

September 6, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on Idioms in Translation

What is the biggest pain in the neck for a translator? Idioms! Used in everyday language, idioms are fixed expressions that are meant to be understood figuratively, such as “out of the blue,” “rub someone the wrong way,” “at the drop of a hat,” “hit the nail on the head,” “let the cat out of […]

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