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Robbery attempt foiled by poor German speaking skills

Robbery attempt foiled by poor German speaking skills | Language news | Scoop.it
A frustrated armed robber had to flee a Berlin supermarket empty-handed over his lack of knowledge of the German language.
The unidentified man entered the store in the city's Mitte district on Tuesday, placed a rucksack on the counter, produced a
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A robber in Berlin fails to get what he wants as he fails to make himself understood...

Even criminals need language skills! 

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The Effect of Language on Different Cultures

Have you ever wondered why people apply for linguistics courses? Studying languages extensively is interesting as you get to learn the language in context, the forms and meaning. Language helps people to communicate in different forms such as symbolic, verbal or numeric. It is a very vital tool that helps express oneself in terms of feelings and ideas. Language has a positive effect on culture as it influences the way we learn, think and socialise.

Therefore, we can point out that language has helped in culture development. This is because language is used to pass down a culture's legacy from one generation to the next. Language is used to teach people of the different cultures - the traditions and values of other cultures, and ensure customs are not lost. This helps maintain a community's pride and identity distinctively while offering the community a sense of belonging. It is evident that language is an integral element of different cultures.

People from different cultures need translation from one language to another for them to understand what is being discussed. Language translation helps people of different cultures interact by the help of a linguist. A linguist has translating skills to help ease in the translation of a dialect in an oral or written form. Language generally conveys how we perceive things, and it is extremely significant in our day-to-day living as it encourages people to engage in community activities. It is difficult to socially interact without a language.

A linguist is also able to interpret a dialect speech of different cultures orally. Speech interpretation helps different cultures to develop social bonds and have mutual project coordination. There are other linguists who are skilled in multilingual with amazing fluency. Such strong skills are an asset as they promote effective communication, and, therefore, important to know more than two languages. They help transmit a specific message from the complexities of a language accurately. Language has helped give meaning to the things we use, our thoughts, opinions, and feelings.

Language being the soul of cultures or symbol of cultural diversity helps unite people of all cultures as it acts as a point of contention. Language is a medium that promotes a democratic culture and democratic transition process. A language is of great importance to cultures, and it can help build economic relationships, cultural ties and friendship between cultures.

A language whether interpreted or translated can change through modification, evolution and innovation due to exposure to other dialects. Advancing from one dialect to multilingual can help a person attain a competitive advantage. A linguistics class will definitely help you learn how language is effective. It will also help you understand cultures subtle nuances.


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Is any word untranslatable?

Is any word untranslatable? | Language news | Scoop.it
There are some fantastic words that would make welcome additions to English: who among us hasn't experienced tsundoku, asks Lucy Greaves

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Translators without Borders ups humanitarian aid in Africa

Translators without Borders ups humanitarian aid in Africa | Language news | Scoop.it

Greater access to vital healthcare information, disaster relief and training provided as the non-profit expands its global programmes on the continent.


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Isn't it amazing what TwB are doing in Africa?

Keep up the good work!

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Languages are in vogue in the fashion industry

Languages are in vogue in the fashion industry | Language news | Scoop.it
International brands and overseas supply chains make languages essential for a career in fashion
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Learning languages is a complete advantage? Of course it is!

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Loyalists line up to learn cúpla focail at language classes in heart of east Belfast

Loyalists line up to learn cúpla focail at language classes in heart of east Belfast | Language news | Scoop.it
Classes run by sister-in-law of late PUP leader David Ervine at new language centre
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Translator who brought to the English-speaking world the work of authors such as Anton Chekhov, Günter Grass and Milan Kundera
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Goodbye to a well respected and accomplished translator.....

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Clearwater kindergartener's sign language concert goes viral

Clearwater kindergartener's sign language concert goes viral | Language news | Scoop.it
Lori Koch and her husband, Tom, took their seats in the front row for their kindergartener's Christmas concert. The Kochs, both deaf, positioned themselves near an interpreter.
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This is very cute!!

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Patents: A guide to the key terms

Patents: A guide to the key terms | Language news | Scoop.it
A glossary of some of the most important terms used when describing patents and related organisations.
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Mandela memorial interpreter says he has schizophrenia

Mandela memorial interpreter says he has schizophrenia | Language news | Scoop.it
Thamsanqa Jantjie, whose sign language skills have come under scrutiny, says he was hallucinating and hearing voices
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This might explain a lot. The issue is indeed challenging and offers much food for thought. We're very interested in your opinion, please get in touch and leave your comments below. 

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This might explain a lot. The issue is indeed challenging and offers much food for thought. We're very interested in your opinion, please get in touch and leave your comments below.

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Why don't French books sell abroad?

Why don't French books sell abroad? | Language news | Scoop.it
If the French have such a great literary culture, how come their books don't sell in the English-speaking world?
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Why don't the French read their own literature? for a proudly nationalistic culture, this is surprising!

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Professional Translation Services and Interpreting | Veritas Humbug! (translating the Victorian language of A Christmas Carol)

Professional Translation Services and Interpreting | Veritas Humbug! (translating the Victorian language of A Christmas Carol) | Language news | Scoop.it
Humbug! (translating the Victorian language of A Christmas Carol)
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The ghosts of language past....

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Arsene Wenger crowned public language champion

Arsene Wenger crowned public language champion | Language news | Scoop.it
Arsenal football club manager receives public accolade for his longstanding commitment to languages
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English, French, German and Japanese - well done Wenger!

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How To Sneeze In Ten Different Languages

How To Sneeze In Ten Different Languages | Language news | Scoop.it

Manchester-based artist James Champman illustrates how to sneeze in ten different languages. Previously he explored what various animals sound like in different languages.


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Is any word untranslatable?

Is any word untranslatable? | Language news | Scoop.it
There are some fantastic words that would make welcome additions to English: who among us hasn't experienced tsundoku, asks Lucy Greaves

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The Importance of Translation

The Importance of Translation | Language news | Scoop.it
Illiteracy is a huge problem in development, but even where people are literate there's no guarantee that they are literate in English. The 54 states of Africa are home to more than 2,000 languages...

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When translation is very important!

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How Do Animals Sound In Other Languages?

How Do Animals Sound In Other Languages? | Language news | Scoop.it
What does the pig say? In German, that is.
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LOL

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Languages call for primary pupils

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Primary school children in Wales should be taught foreign languages to boost the number studying them later, the National Centre for Languages says.
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Let's practice what we preach!

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BBC - Newsbeat - Eddie Izzard: We're just lazy at foreign languages

BBC - Newsbeat - Eddie Izzard: We're just lazy at foreign languages | Language news | Scoop.it
The comedian says people who speak English are
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Impressive!

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Firm that employed fake interpreter for deaf at Mandela memorial service has ‘vanished’

Firm that employed fake interpreter for deaf at Mandela memorial service has ‘vanished’ | Language news | Scoop.it
S. African official says the man came from “school for the deaf” but admits his English was inadequate.
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More bad news from the Mandela memorial service interpreter fiasco.....His English was not good enough to interpret!

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Professional Translation Services and Interpreting | Veritas Veritas discuss the coffee culture; Do you speak coffee?

Professional Translation Services and Interpreting | Veritas Veritas discuss the coffee culture; Do you speak coffee? | Language news | Scoop.it
Veritas discuss the coffee culture; Do you speak coffee?
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What do you think?  Do you find this new culture and its language fun? Easy? Silly? Confusing?    While I wait for your responses, I will just finish off my tall, skinny latte with cinnamon (no whip) in my special mug.  (Yeah – I have a special mug.  Don’t even get me started on my coffee mug ‘collection’!)

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America has definitely been seduced by the coffee culture... Check out this cool article on the "Coffee Culture" in America at http://wishpiks.com/blog/the-coffee-bath/

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Mandela memorial interpreter says he has schizophrenia

Mandela memorial interpreter says he has schizophrenia | Language news | Scoop.it
Thamsanqa Jantjie, whose sign language skills have come under scrutiny, says he was hallucinating and hearing voices
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This might explain a lot. The issue is indeed challenging and offers much food for thought. We're very interested in your opinion, please get in touch and leave your comments below.

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This might explain a lot. The issue is indeed challenging and offers much food for thought. We're very interested in your opinion, please get in touch and leave your comments below. 

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Interpreter at Mandela Service Said to Be an Imposter

Interpreter at Mandela Service Said to Be an Imposter | Language news | Scoop.it
Expressing outrage, South Africa’s deaf-advocacy group said the man responsible for providing interpretation at the memorial on Tuesday was a fake.
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a lesson to us all!

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Professional Translation Services and Interpreting | Veritas Patent translation, why it is so important to get your patent accurately translated.

Professional Translation Services and Interpreting | Veritas Patent translation, why it is so important to get your patent accurately translated. | Language news | Scoop.it

Veritas discuss patents, their uses through history, how they have changed, and why it is so important to accurately translate your patent applications.

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Patent power, get your patent accurately translated.....

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Intellectual Property Office - New UK-China patent agreement a boost for UK businesses

New UK-China patent agreement a boost for UK businesses (5 December 2013)
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Update from the Intellectual Property Office, China agrees faster processing of patent applications, helping UK business......

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