Topics: AllKnowledge

    May 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Why are some languages right to left written?

    Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, Urdu, Sindhi and other ancient languages have a common denominator: they are languages written from right to left. It is said that right-to-left scripts can be indicative of how ancient the language is because of the medium of writing that was used to carve these languages on [..]
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    May 13, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    What are the most challenging translation fields?

    Linguistic challenges are only the first hurdle qualified translators are expected to overcome. Linguists have to face new challenges in different areas of expertise every day and depending on the fields of translation. After breaking down the language barrier, the ne[..]
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    May 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Difference between Latin American Spanish and European Spanish

    The history of the Spanish language was shaped with the rise and fall of great empires. With foundations in Vulgar Latin, Spanish emerged alongside the collapse of Rome in the Iberian Peninsula thousands of years ago. This Romance language also underwent heavy influences by the Arabic dialect spoken[..]
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    Apr 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Steps for quality translation services

    Quality translation services generally consist of three steps: translation, editing and proofreading[..]

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    Apr 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Working from home productivity: how to stay productive while on lockdown

    Is possible to boost working from home productivity? While working from home can be someone's productivity booster, it can be someone else's distracting disaster. The experience of replacing office politics with the comfort of your own hom[..]

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    Mar 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Crowdsourcing in translation: what are the pros and cons?

    When Aristotle said that, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts", he was alluding to how individual parts produce a combined effect that is greater than all of the separate parts on their own. This concept echoes crowdsourcing, which is the practice of requesting specific resources from a [..]
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    Mar 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Languages spoken in Spain: How many are there?

    "Bon dia! Egun on! Bo día!" are all acceptable forms of greeting in Spain; except for the fact that they derive from different languages that can be heard and seen in their respective homelands. But if you speak fluent castellano, you are well-equipped wi[..]
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    Mar 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    The most difficult languages for English speakers

    Do you know what are the most difficult languages for English speakers? There is scientific evidence that the brain's wiring affects the facility of learning a foreign language. This is why some people struggle to acquire a second language, while others seem to perform the task without too much ment[..]
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    Jan 7, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Tips for freelance translators

    Before talking freelance translators, let's see where they are coming from. Medieval mercenary knights struck their lances for the prince who paid them most money in the fourteenth and sixteenth century. These soldiers were referred to as "free lance" because their weapons were not sworn to any l[..]

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    Jan 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM

    How to make money as a freelance translator

    How to make money as a translator can be a difficult question to answer. But it does not mean you have to lead a feast-or-famine life. Freelance translation is a viable option for entrepreneurs who want to try their luck on the translation scene. Having a part-time job and freelancing on the side mi[..]
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