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Mexican Words, Terms...

As we said in Mexicanisms I: widely used Mexican expressions, Mexico is one of the real linguistic driving forces of Latin America. While there are some words that are still used despite having been removed from the Spanish spoken in Spain, a lot of...

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Arabic idioms: a challenge for the English translator

The main duty of a translator is to bridge the gap between two cultures by means of an interpretive act that makes the division less visible. Characteristically, languages harbor a great deal of expressions and idioms that belong to a specific...

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Why is Arabic written from right to left?

When learning Arabic, the challenge begins as soon as you realize you have to flick the pages of your student book backwards. Unless you would like to proceed by reading the book from the end all the way to the beginning, you will have to...

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Arabic Dictionaries: an ordeal for the learner?

Whether you are a writer, translator or simply learning a foreign language, a dictionary can be your best friend. In fact, even a native speaker of a given language has to resort -at some point in their lives- to dictionaries when facing an obscure...
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Multilingualism in the world: the future of the English language in the 21st Century

by Carolina Herranz-Carr  Carolina is an Account Executive at East Creative Agency, a voice-over artist in English and Spanish and a graduate from Brunel University. Her passion for languages comes from her bilingual background. To share a common...
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Top tips to translate websites

Translating a website is something that has been considered by many companies at some point throughout their business lifespan. Nowadays, internet has become an essential tool for every organization allowing companies to reach the whole globe. If...
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Ecommerce local: How can a global brand be more local

If you have been working hard to develop and set up an eCommerce site, you know that is the first step in a long journey. Now you need clients to find your site. Adjusting your eCommerce site to the feel and look of local markets is essential...

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6 tips for writing texts for an international audience

Writing texts for an international audience is not a simple task and it poses a challenge for those responsible for managing the distribution of multilingual content. The first challenge is that the  management team of the company must understand...

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Legal translation costs: How much does it cost to translate a legal document

Many legal professionals consider translation accuracy and the cost of the translation service to be the two most important factors when it comes to legal translation. How much does it cost to translate a legal document? As translation...

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9 Qualities translation companies seek in a freelance translation services

The availability of freelance services using the Internet as a means of communication, data transfer has meant the explosion of personal services offered from every corner of the world. Freelance ranslation services have not been immune to this....
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