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  • 4 Lessons from a Trainee Interpreter
    4 Lessons from a Trainee Interpreter

    esterday I said goodbye to my colleagues from my interpreting traineeship at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza. I could write a dozen different posts about the lessons I learned over these three months (both literally and figuratively, since the material I interpreted consisted mostly of Masters lectures). Perhaps the other eleven will come later, but for…

  • How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Three Languages (Without Messing It Up)
    How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Three Languages (Without Messing It Up)

    ands up if you have any friends with a different native language from you. ✋🏻 Hands up if you’ve ever tried to show them affection in their language, accidentally used the wrong verb and ended up causing an awkward mess. ✋🏻✋🏻✋🏻✋🏻✋🏻 Yep, thought so. I mean, who hasn’t been there, right? Off the top of…

  • Scenes from the ‘Other Side’ of CPD
    Scenes from the ‘Other Side’ of CPD

    e all know that one of the most important things for a linguist to do is to specialise. It’s one thing to know how to translate, but translators who claim to be experts in every type of text demonstrate not only a misunderstanding of the word ‘expert’ but also a lack of understanding of what a good translation…

  • Celebrate National Curry Week!
    Celebrate National Curry Week!

    ext week is National Curry Week in the U.K.! I may be living in Spain, but I’m not going to let a silly thing like that stop me from celebrating to the full; so in honour of the occasion, I thought you might like some curry-related vocabulary to help you to prepare. These words come…

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