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Mexico’s Popular Celebration: Cinco De Mayo - Part 2 | One Hour Translation

The world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations actually take place in Los Angeles, and not in Mexico. Cities like Houston, Denver, and New York City throw large parties in honour of the day, with the Festival de Fiesta Broadway in Los Angeles attracting hundreds of thousands of people. Even Chandler in Arizona celebrates the day with Chihuahua races and two of the dogs being crowned King and Queen! ... Continue

Mexico’s Popular Celebration: Cinco De Mayo - Part 1 | One Hour Translation

When President Obama required the services of a Spanish interpreter, he welcomed Mexican dignitaries to the White House and (unfortunately) touched off celebrations for Cinco de Cuatro. In any case, President Obama’s gesture was very welcome by Mexicans who, at that time, were facing a troubling national predicament with the H1N1 virus that was running rampant throughout their nation. ... Continue

Argentina: A Beautiful Country - Part 2 | One Hour Translation

Argentina is a beautiful country of both man-made and natural wonders: from the vineyards of Mendoza, the glaciers, sky-scraping peaks of the Andes, to the busyness of Buenos Aires; the tourist has so much to see and do in this incomparably unique and dynamic country. In fact, Argentina has become a top destination for tourists. It has the highest peak in the Americas, the largest waterfalls, and some of the most amazing scenery that a traveller will find anywhere. And it’s not just the overall excellence that keeps visitors coming back for more – it’s the amazing variety of tourist attractions in Argentina. ... Continue

Argentina: A Beautiful Country - Part 1 | One Hour Translation

The neighbouring countries of Argentina are Uruguay in the East, Bolivia and Paraguay in the north, and Chile in the West. The Argentina Republic occupies almost all of South America east of the Andes and south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Argentina also claims the Falkland Islands, the South Sandwich Islands, South Georgia, and part of Antarctica. The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires. ... Continue

Castilian and Spanish – Synonyms? | One Hour Translation

Many people from non-Spanish speaking cultures would probably be unaware of this, but historically, this Romance language has been plagued by antagonisms and infighting which started on the Iberian Peninsula and eventually found its way into the former Spanish colonies; and it’s here where the presence of other indigenous languages added to the linguistic confusion. ... Continue

Spanish, the Second Most-Spoken Language in the World | One Hour Translation

Currently, Spanish is spoken as a first language by approximately 450 million people, and it’s the third most-used language on the Internet. And we mustn’t forget all those people who’ve learned Spanish as a second language, perhaps for travel to Spanish-speaking areas or for use in business. Maybe they live in polyglot countries and have friends, colleagues and/or neighbours who speak Spanish. ... Continue

Bolivian Spanish | One Hour Translation

Bolivia is officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, meaning that it’s a landlocked country located in Western central South America.  ... Continue

Helping Clients Determine the Right Translation for Them | One Hour Translation

If I were to go to a cabinet maker and explain that I wanted him to create a timber dresser for me, of course he would ask me a series of questions about what I’m actually looking for. He might ask what type of timber I would like, what polish finish I want, the size and shape of the dresser, my budget for this item, and so on. On the other hand, if I were to say to the cabinetmaker that I wanted him to create a timber dresser for me and simply said ‘I’ll leave it in your capable hands’, then when the dresser was completed I’d have no recourse to complain about the finished product. ... Continue

Más se perdió en la Guerra: We Lost More in the War | One Hour Translation

Nicaragua was a war zone during the 1980s, and during this horrendous Civil War thousands of people lost their lives. So they can certainly identify with the tragic losses that come with warfare. Today, if someone accidentally breaks something in the home or drops a plate of food, another person might respond with Más se perdió en la Guerra, which simply means ‘don’t worry about it’. It’s just another way of saying ‘don’t cry over spilled milk’. Certainly, nothing could be as tragic as life during the Civil War. ... Continue

Translation and Colombian Spanish | One Hour Translation

The dialects of the Southern Andes are quite similar to those of all the Peruvian and Ecuadorian mountain regions; while the Northern dialects share similarities with other Caribbean countries. ... Continue