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Translated.com Privacy Breach Serves as a Warning

October 17, 2017 - By: - In: In the News / Awards - No comments

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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Don Quijote

The Most Translated Books

October 5, 2017 - By: - In: Translation - No comments

“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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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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How US Hotels Can Attract More Guests…By Saying It In Chinese

August 30, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on How US Hotels Can Attract More Guests…By Saying It In Chinese

1 out of every 10 international travelers is from China. In addition, Chinese travelers spend more than any other nationality, including Americans. As a result of China’s large population and rising middle class, Chinese tourists spent a total of $221 billion on their travels abroad in 2016. (Americans, as the second-largest international travel market, only […]

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More Options for Foreign Language Voice Recognition

August 1, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on More Options for Foreign Language Voice Recognition

We see more and more people using voice recognition at home (Amazon Echo and Siri we’re looking at you!), but what about at the office? Have you ever used voice recognition software? It can help you dictate your thoughts and write faster, saving time on composing emails, notes, articles, reports and other written communication. Not […]

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Trump’s Words Test the Boundaries of the Interpreting Profession

July 25, 2017 - By: - In: In the News / Awards - Comments Off on Trump’s Words Test the Boundaries of the Interpreting Profession

Detractors and supporters of President Trump can agree on at least one thing… he speaks a language all his own. Interpreters are language professionals who orally translate from one language to another. They have worked hard over the years to maintain a code of neutrality and earn a reputation as unbiased partners in intercultural communication […]

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