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Catalan and the Spanish Language | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 04.08.2015
Posted on 04.08.2015 - 10:02am
Both Catalan and Spanish are Romance languages, however, contrary to popular belief, Catalan is not a dialect of Spanish: it’s a completely different language. It actually looks nothing like the...
The Turkish Language: The Letters Q, W and X | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 04.08.2015
Posted on 04.08.2015 - 09:52am
In Turkey in 2005 a court fined twenty Kurds 100 lira ($74 in US) for carrying placards containing the letters Q and W at a New Year’s celebration. Using those two letters, and the letter X, violated...
The Use of Punctuation Marks in Today’s Communications | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 03.08.2015
Posted on 03.08.2015 - 05:06pm
In this post we’ll take a look at the way in which today’s written forms of communication are altering the meaning of punctuation signs. For example, in a tradition communication of (say) a letter...
The Social Benefits of Being Bilingual | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 03.08.2015
Posted on 03.08.2015 - 05:04pm
Bilingualism can benefit people both professionally and cognitively, and it can also benefit them socially. On the cognitive side, a bilingual person is often more detail-oriented and observant. They...
Calculating a Website’s Word Count for Translation | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 01.08.2015
Posted on 01.08.2015 - 05:34pm
It’s not an easy task calculating the word count for a website translation. This type of translation will typically involve many challenges because, as well as the work required by translators,...
Terrible Mistakes in Movie Translations | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 01.08.2015
Posted on 01.08.2015 - 05:33pm
When we see translated movie titles we must assume that the decisions made, though sometimes appearing strange to us, are actually conscientious decisions. The translators concerned would feel...
Strange Movie Title Translations | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 31.07.2015
Posted on 31.07.2015 - 05:20pm
Since the 1800s with the start of silent films, the movie industry and changed dramatically. Today we have many genres on offer, such as drama, action, comedy, horror, thriller, and so many more,...
Linguistic Oddities | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 31.07.2015
Posted on 31.07.2015 - 05:18pm
In our role as translators we’re often faced with words with oddly specific meanings. Many times this specificity makes it extremely difficult to translate these words; sometimes to the point where...
The Use of Braille in Public Places | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 30.07.2015
Posted on 30.07.2015 - 05:41pm
Most of us are familiar with those strange little bumps you feel when on an elevator and you press one of the buttons. Well, those little bumps are part of a tactile writing system for blind people....

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