10 Things You Should Never Say to a Translator


About Ilaria

I'm an English and French to Italian translator, and I've been a blogger since 2009.
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14 Responses to 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Translator

    • Lina Bustamante says:

      So right, I have been asked or have heard comments like these and I have to acknowledge I am not so tolerant! what an ignorance! shame.

  1. Caity says:

    That is so hilarious! I really respect anyone who studies other languages. I studied Latin and Spanish when I was in school but I never could do it on such a high level. Plus, Google translate never works the right way – everyone with half a brain knows that!

  2. Most underrated professionists ever, we are.
    One may be a law/economic/engineering student, then find easily a job. But soon or later, all of them shall cry “save us, could not speak English”, and we do…

  3. Sonea says:

    Another one: You’ve studied translation riht? so… you know all languages don’t you?

  4. Moky says:

    This is so true!! 🙂

  5. avstron says:

    Story of my life.
    Except number 6 can be changed as follows: only European languages??? Are you mad???

  6. Sandie says:

    loving it!!! so true !

  7. Carol Alfaro says:

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  8. 方爱玲 says:

    Reblogged this on 匞nterprete のi 匚inese and commented:
    OMG! This is true

  9. True like hell! And sad at the same time since I experienced some of those remarks in my professional life…

  10. Ophelinha says:

    so frustrating yet so true…

  11. FastButNotCheap says:

    11. You mean you get paid over and over again for translating the same word more than once in a text?

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