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Fleex : apprendre l'anglais grâce aux séries TV

Fleex : apprendre l'anglais grâce aux séries TV | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

"Regarder des films ou séries TV tout en apprenant l'anglais. C'est le pari de Fleex, un service français très prometteur qui propose un sous-titrage VOST ou VOSTFR adapté au niveau d'anglais du spectateur."

 

 

 


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How not to introduce a translator to post-editing machine translation

How not to introduce a translator to post-editing machine translation | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

This post could also be titled “how to wreck good business relationships really quickly” and recounts a cautionary tale that ended in disaster for all of the participants!

 

 

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I am curious on the subject: how many among you ever had to post-edit a "translation" and how did it go?

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3 ways to overcome fee sensitive clients

3 ways to overcome fee sensitive clients | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
Here are 3 powerful ideas you can use, the next time someone says you are too expensive.
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Financial tips for freelance translators

Financial tips for freelance translators | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

The subject of finance is usually treated either as endless complaining about low rates or how to set prices for translation or interpreting. I wanted to take a different approach to discussing finance on my blog and start with some tips that will help you maintain a healthy financial condition.

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18 reasons why an agency might stop working with you

18 reasons why an agency might stop working with you | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

The general advice regarding clients is that you should be actively seeking new ones all the time because you never know what’s around the corner. Not only should you be looking to replace clients already in your circles that you are not overly keen on working for, but you also need others to fall back on if you lose some. This post is going to focus on why an agency might stop working with a translator, although some of the reasons will hold true for direct clients as well.

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Localizing Slogans: When Language Translation Gets Tricky

Localizing Slogans: When Language Translation Gets Tricky | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

A slogan. It seems pretty straightforward. Translating a couple words or even a sentence shouldn’t be all that complicated, right?

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The fewer words, the harder it gets!

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Translating sounds and onomatopoeia in other languages / Traduire les sons et les onomatopées dans les autres langues

Translating sounds and onomatopoeia in other languages / Traduire les sons et les onomatopées dans les autres langues | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Du pet au son d’un pistolet ou d’une explosion en passant par la sonnerie du téléphone ou le bruit d’un appareil photo, une excellente série très instructive imaginée par l’illustrateur James Chapman !

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You never know when it might come handy!

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Utile, drôle et intéressant !

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What should you do if the customer refuses to pay for services rendered?

What should you do if the customer refuses to pay for services rendered? | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Sooner or later, every professional linguist will be confronted with a customer who doesn't pay for services rendered. While this is highly annoying, it's important to remember that it's usually not personal, but it sure does feel personal when you aren't compensated for your hard work, doesn't it?

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Has any of you ever had this problem? If yes, what did you do?

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Das Muttersprachlerprinz

Das Muttersprachlerprinz | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Unter Muttersprachlerprinzip versteht man die sog. „goldene Regel“, die besagt, dass ein Übersetzer ausschließlich in seine Muttersprache übersetzen soll.
Was steckt dahinter? Ist diese Regel tatsächlich gerechtfertigt? Gilt sie ausnahmslos? Überlegungen zu diesem Thema …

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Some interesting thoughts on the Native Speaker Principle (DE)!

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Xu Yuanchong, first Chinese winner of 'Aurora Borealis' Prize: Translation changes the world

Xu Yuanchong, first Chinese winner of 'Aurora Borealis' Prize: Translation changes the world | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

On the afternoon of August 2nd, during the member's assembly of the 20th World Conference of the Federation of International Translators (FIT), FIT conferred The "Aurora Borealis" Prize on Xu Yuanchong, a Chinese translator. This international award is hosted every three years. Xu is the first Chinese winner of the award.

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A word in your ear: the interpreters who speak for world leaders

A word in your ear: the interpreters who speak for world leaders | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
What's it like to interpret for Gorbachev, Ahmadinejad or Deng Xiaoping? Luke Harding hears about rows, headphone malfunctions – and which US president always carried notes
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I guess that must really be something to interpret for world leaders, you can't really afford to make any mistake! Did any of you ever had the chance to interpret for someone famous?

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The rise of the machines is not lost in translation

The rise of the machines is not lost in translation | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
Machine translation services can be a great help but it is hard to see how it can ever replace humans, writes Ian Henderson
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Machine Translation is happening right now so trying to avoid it is pointless because it won't avoid you! I guess the best way to make Machine Translation work for us rather than against us is to couple it with already existing CAT tools so that we can work faster and more efficiently! What are your thoughts on that?

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10 SEO Translation Tips for Website Translations

10 SEO Translation Tips for Website Translations | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
Lars discusses the 10 most important SEO translation tips that should be taken into consideration when translating websites.
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From defining and translating your principal keywords to localizing the code, here are 10 tips to help you better translate your website and optimize its Google ranking!

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A personal case study in achieving work-life balance as a freelancer

A personal case study in achieving work-life balance as a freelancer | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
Last week, as part of its series to help freelancers better understand their target customer, Letraduct posted about how fast-responding freelancers solve a time problem for translation agencies.
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L'apprentissage des langues active les mêmes zones dans le cerveau que le sexe

L'apprentissage des langues active les mêmes zones dans le cerveau que le sexe | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Excité à l'idée d'apprendre de nouveaux mots? C'est normal. Une équipe de chercheurs de l'université allemande de Otto Von Gericke et de l'Institut de recherche biomédicale de Barcelone a publié une étude sur le langage dans le journal Current biology. Ils ont étudié les zones du cerveau activées chez 36 volontaires adultes quand il s'agissait d'apprendre de nouveaux mots et quand il s'agissait de parier de l'argent.

 

 

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Chinese translation of Guardians of the Galaxy criticized

Chinese translation of Guardians of the Galaxy criticized | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Since the release of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy in China, a heated discussion about the translation of the movie have spring up among its audience. There is a debate about how imported movies can achieve a satisfactory translation, and comment about how some background information on the characters has been lost in translation.

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How translators can help stem the ebola crisis

How translators can help stem the ebola crisis | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
Ignorance about ebola can be as fatal as bodily contact with an infected person. The problem is that most information about how to prevent ebola is not available in the languages understood by the people at risk.
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Assises de la traduction et de l'interprétation

Assises de la traduction et de l'interprétation : la diversité culturelle et linguistique, un défi pour la démocratie!

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La langue que l'on parle influe-t-elle sur notre manière de penser ?

La langue que l'on parle influe-t-elle sur notre manière de penser ? | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Charles Quint : « Je parle français à mes diplomates, italien à mes maîtresses, espagnol à Dieu et allemand à mon cheval ». Derrière cette citation – probablement apocryphe – se cache l’idée que des langues seraient mieux adaptées que d’autres à certains domaines de la pensée.


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«  Je parle français à mes diplomates, italien à mes maîtresses, espagnol à Dieu et allemand à mon cheval ».

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iPhone keyboard that translates as you type

iPhone keyboard that translates as you type | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Switch seamlessly to Chinese when you are typing a message in English on your smartphone? It's easy with a new translation keyboard devised by a team that won a tech innovation contest on Sunday.

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I would like to see the quality of the results though ... I guess it might be good enough for everyday chit chat with friends, but not yet good enough to replace a good old human translator!

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How the Premium Market Offers Translators Prosperity in an Era of Collapsing Bulk-Market Rates

How the Premium Market Offers Translators Prosperity in an Era of Collapsing Bulk-Market Rates | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

While bulk-market translators’ heads are buried in dictionaries, premium market translators are buried inside their clients’ heads. By that I mean that it’s an environment where your subject-matter expertise must absolutely be on a par with your customer’s subject-matter expertise. And it’s their core business, so that’s a very high bar. This requires that you specialize. Intensely.

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One of the most WORTH-READING article about premium and bulk markets in the translation industry I have read so far! Once again, the first step to enter premium market is to specialize! Premium vs. bulk market translations: which one will you choose?

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The amazing diversity of languages around the world, in one map

The amazing diversity of languages around the world, in one map | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

People on Earth speak thousands of different languages. But given the ubiquity of some languages, like English and Mandarin, it's easy to forget just how many there are around the planet. This map provides some great perspective.

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First Conflict Zone Field Guide for Civilian Translators/Interpreters introduced by AIIC, Red T and FIT

First Conflict Zone Field Guide for Civilian Translators/Interpreters introduced by AIIC, Red T and FIT | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Translators/Interpreters contracted to work in conflict zones are often non-professional linguists yet play a key role in communications. AIIC in partnership with Red T, and the International Federation of Translators, drafted a Conflict Zone Field Guide for Civilian Translators/Interpreters and Users of Their Services. This document outlines the basic rights, responsibilities, and practices recommended by the three organisations. It applies to T/Is serving as field linguists for the armed forces, journalists, NGOs, and other organisations in conflict zones and other high-risk settings.

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Readers who lost fluency in their language

Readers who lost fluency in their language | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

For many of us, the thought of ever forgetting how to speak our native language would seem preposterous. But for some readers, it became a reality. BBC readers share their own stories of ex-pat language loss and confusion.

 

 

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Losing fluency in your native language is a BIG problem for translators who happen to live and work in a country where their native language is not spoken! How do you cope with that difficulty? All tips are welcome!

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CPD for translators: upcoming translation conferences

CPD for translators: upcoming translation conferences | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

List of upcoming translation conferences to attend to in order to learn new things, meet colleagues or prospective clients from all over the world and have an unforgettable experience!

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Is anyone planning to attend one of the conference listed? I must admit that the IAPTI 2nd International Conference seems tempting!

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Register for the IAPTI Conference – Athens 2014

Register for the IAPTI Conference – Athens 2014 | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

The International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI) invites you to take part in its Second International Conference, which will take place in Athens, Greece, on September 20 and 21, 2014, at the beautiful Electra Palace Hotel Athens (Plaka).

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Program soon to come!

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