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The Spanish Language and Prefix Use | One Hour Translation

It’s a human trait that sometimes a certain piece of information or a particular rule just doesn’t settle in to our memory, and for some translators it can be the rules governing the use of these extremely useful language particles. So, if this is you too, don’t be too concerned if you can’t slot these rules into your memory because you always have the dictionaries ready to help out.  ... Continue

Cartoons: Teaching, and Expanding Kids’ Visions | One Hour Translation

When we’re growing up we have many acquired cultural references, including some intercultural reference and, for children, cartoons are just one of them. ... Continue

Benedictine University offering Spanish Medical Program | One Hour Translation

Management at the University believe there’s a shortage of employees and interpreters who can speak both English and Spanish, and this is across most fields. It’s their opinion that the need for professionals who are able to effectively communicate in Spanish and assist in addressing the safety, health, social and legal needs of the Hispanic population in the United States has now become urgent. ... Continue

The Spanish Language and Accentuation Marks | One Hour Translation

Today we’re living in a highly globalized environment and it’s become necessary to communicate in different languages, particularly when it comes to the business world. Many individuals and companies conduct their business and personal transactions by having their presentations, websites or documents translated into other languages. ... Continue

Compound Words in Translation | One Hour Translation

Certainly, learning a new language might be easier for some people than others, but everyone must consider the different manner in which terms, phrases or words can fool you. Besides those people who are learning a new language being aware of commonly misused words, homophones, false friends, and so on, so too must translators always be on top of these tricky dilemmas. Another obstacle that can cause concern for translators is compound words! ... Continue

Greeting Gestures Worldwide | One Hour Translation

The simple words ‘hello’ and ‘hi’ are the most common greetings used in informal situations in countries like Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Men in the United States will usually shake hands when greeting each other, but it’s not usual for them to kiss when greeting. However, with both British and English people in the United Kingdom a handshake is the normal form of greeting when meeting someone new. A quick kiss on the cheek is used in informal situations between both men and women, and for women who know each other well. ... Continue

False Friends: What Are They? | One Hour Translation

Many translators will say that one of the things they love about exploring Romance languages, like Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and others, is the similarities they find amongst certain words in these languages. ... Continue

Linguistic Issues with Food | One Hour Translation

We’ve previously looked at the connotations animal names have in different languages, so in this article let’s have a look at the world of food; in particular, it’s description in two languages and the subsequent challengers for translators that these uses have. ... Continue

The Survival of Inverted Question and Exclamation Marks | One Hour Translation

In this post we’re going to take a look at two characteristic punctuation marks used in the Spanish language; marks that are absent in many other language’s grammar rules, and whose continued use is now in doubt due to language analysts and linguists. We’re referring here to the inverted question and exclamation marks. ... Continue

Spanish and Portuguese Languages: The Differences | One Hour Translation

We know there’s a close relationship between the Portuguese and Spanish languages, sometimes to the extent that they display a high degree of mutual intelligibility, however, there are also many differences to complicate the learning process of these languages, and the ability to translate between them. ... Continue