Category Archives: Translation & Interpreting

Le app che mi hanno cambiato la vita

Oggi parlerò di alcuni software che hanno cambiato in meglio la mia vita per quanto riguarda la produttività. Focus 10   Questo programma permette di impostare dei timer per le sessioni di lavoro e le pause: funziona con la cosiddetta … Continue reading

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Tradurre è un’arte / Translation Is an Art

Tratto dalle conclusioni della mia tesi di Laurea triennale: Tradurre è un’arte. Ogni testo tradotto è un disegno su tela, e sta al traduttore decidere quali colori utilizzare per trasmettere il senso del testo originale al suo pubblico. Le traduzioni … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Never Say to a Translator

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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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Communication as Translation

This post is about what I learnt in class today. Each communication act can be considered a translation. Not necessarily should communication acts be between two languages or cultures, you can even “translate” a thought into spoken words, a gesture … Continue reading

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Consecutive Interpreting Techniques Fascinate Me

Yes, you read right. Since each interpreter has his/her own note-taking style (it can differ in structure, the way words are written/abbreviated, the symbols used or even in the language in which notes are written), I like reading examples of … Continue reading

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Happy International Translation Day!

First of all, I’m wishing all translators, interpreters and students specializing in Translation and/or Interpreting a happy International Translation Day, which is celebrated every year on September 30th on the feast of St. Jerome, the Patron Saint of Translators. According … Continue reading

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La traduzione è una cosa seria

Se s’intende raggiungere un vasto pubblico, un testo di qualsiasi tipo (es. letterario, tecnico-scientifico, ipertesto, ecc…) deve essere tradotto nel modo più accurato possibile, in modo da conservare lo scopo che intendeva raggiungere nella versione in lingua originale. Il traduttore … Continue reading

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You’re a translator/interpreter if…

You are an interpreter if… a.. You can rise at 6:30 a.m. many days in a row. b.. Your working wardrobe consists of suits, which you keep wrapped in plastic to avoid wrinkles and expedite packing. c.. You are prone … Continue reading

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