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Boss of Applied Language Solutions blames interpreters for failures

Boss of Applied Language Solutions blames interpreters for failures | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The former boss of a company lambasted over the way it ran a lucrative contract for providing court translation blamed interpreters for failures in the service.
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4 steps to help you conquer any editing task

4 steps to help you conquer any editing task | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed by a piece of writing that seems impossible to revise? Break your process down into these steps to make it easier.
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7 grammar myths you learned in school | OxfordWords blog

7 grammar myths you learned in school | OxfordWords blog | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Grammar can be tough. There are a lot of rules to follow, and a lot to wrap your head around. Some of the rules we learn in school, though, aren’t exactly
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Creative Multilingualism: Why we need to be smarter when we think about languages | Free Word Centre

Creative Multilingualism: Why we need to be smarter when we think about languages | Free Word Centre | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Sam Holmes, Free Word's Researcher in Residence, explains why we need to be more creative in how we talk about multilingualism.
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How Do I Find Direct Customers for My Translation Business?

How Do I Find Direct Customers for My Translation Business? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
  How do I find direct customers? Or failing that, how can I find agencies that pay good rates and on time? What should I do to stop being dependent on pitiful jobs offered at low rates on bli...
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European languages were carried from the East

European languages were carried from the East | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Harvard Medical School in Boston found evidence of the migration by analysing DNA of 69 people who lived across Europe between 8,000 and 3,000 years ago.
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Les traducteurs sont des chatons

Les traducteurs sont des chatons | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
En tout cas, même s’ils sont invisibles, ils existent et méritent au moins autant d’égard que ces petites bêtes.
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International Mother Language Day 2015: Five languages on verge of extinction

International Mother Language Day 2015: Five languages on verge of extinction | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
International Mother Language Day is observed on 21 February annually
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Spread The Word Blog: More than just Freelancers... Translators and Interpreters are Professionals

Spread The Word Blog: More than just Freelancers... Translators and Interpreters are Professionals | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Many translators and interpreters are not perceived as specialized or qualified professionals. Translation and interpretation is a professional and specialized service, not a commodity. Think of services such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, translators or interpreters, in an independent business or profession. All these professions have one thing in common, mainly mental work, as opposed to engaging in physical work.
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Dating in a foreign language – an illustrated guide

Dating in a foreign language – an illustrated guide | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Dating can be confusing enough in your mother tongue, let alone when your date speaks a foreign language. From dealing with embarrassing mistakes to surviving arguments, Erica Buist shares some tips on how to get by
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Εμπειρίες μετάφρασης ...: Κείμενα Μεταφρασιολογίας στο διαδίκτυο σε μορφή pdf, doc ή docx

Εμπειρίες μετάφρασης ...: Κείμενα Μεταφρασιολογίας στο διαδίκτυο σε μορφή pdf, doc ή docx | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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Achingly unacceptable: the bad language that bugs me | Jeremy Butterfield

Achingly unacceptable: the bad language that bugs me | Jeremy Butterfield | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
As a professional linguist I try to embrace changes to modern English, but there are a few illiterate horrors I just can’t abide
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Translator Resources (English) - Sprachrausch Blog

Translator Resources (English) - Sprachrausch Blog | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
An extensive list of translator resources for those who enjoy acquiring new skills. Webinars, MOOCS, websites, blogs, books and more. Mainly English.
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Tools, resources and utilities for translators. To acquiere new skills and keep your knowl­edge up to date for your daily work.

Have a look: http://www.sprachrausch.com/blog/translator-resources/#8890GlAJ4j0pFuGG.99
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Guest post: Working with agencies

Guest post: Working with agencies | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Welcome back to our guest post series! Our guest today is Alina Cincan, from Romania, but currently living in England. Alina is learning how to speak Brazilian Portuguese, can you believe it? And d...
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Why all companies should work with a freelance translator

Why all companies should work with a freelance translator | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Yes all companies - small, medium and even big - should consider and work closely to freelance translators, no matter the culture, place or language. If you need extra PROFESSIONAL services, a modern translator will help you. Why? Because WAKE UP people it is 2015, translators don't just handwrite fancy letters with goth black ink on refined paper. We are business owners, exactly like you, dear small business owner. And we face almost the same problems: from recession to growth, competition and
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How Many Languages is it Possible to Know?

There are millions of people, even in the mostly monolingual US, who speak more than one language at home. Competence in three languages is not unusual. But what about 10, 20, 30, 100 languages? What's the upper limit on the number of languages a person can know?
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How many #languages can you speak? What do you think is the upper limit on the number of languages a person can know? In India for business is common using five or six different languages every day... But what about 10, 20, 30, 100 languages? #translation

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The 21 funniest Greek expressions (and how to use them)

The 21 funniest Greek expressions (and how to use them) | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A Greek doesn’t say “I have no idea what’s going on”…she says “I’ve lost my eggs and baskets” (ἐχω χἀσει τα αυγἀ και τα καλἀθια).
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45 funniest Mexican expressions (and how to use them)

45 funniest Mexican expressions (and how to use them) | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
#6. A Mexican doesn’t have “sexual intercourse in the morning”...he throws “the morning one” (se avienta el mañanero).
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Spanish is happiest language and people in Spain are the most in love

Spanish is happiest language and people in Spain are the most in love | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Spanish users send the most love-related stickers on Viber. A separate study also found Spanish is the most positive language. Spanish couple Javier Bardem (left) and Penelope Cruz pictured
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What Do You Know About Bilingualism? Take This Quiz and Test Your Knowledge!

What Do You Know About Bilingualism? Take This Quiz and Test Your Knowledge! | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Here’s a little quiz about bilingualism to test your knowledge!
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10 Things Only Interpreters Would Understand

10 Things Only Interpreters Would Understand | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Interpreters just don't get enough credit - here are ten situations, problems, and things that only they would understand.
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