Monthly Archives: January 2012

When Translators (and Language Students) Meet the Rest of the World

MYTH: Translation/language students and translators/interpreters are living dictionaries. REALITY: Yes, we speak more than one language. No, we don’t know all the words in a given language. It’s impossible to know EVERY. SINGLE. WORD, even in your mother tongue. Vocabulary … Continue reading

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The Way I Translate

I’ve just finished translating part of a text I’m going to deliver in the next few days (the deadline is on the 10th), and I was reflecting on how I usually translate a written text. I go through these steps: … Continue reading

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