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30 Amusing Dutch Words

30 Amusing Dutch Words | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Learning a new language can be hard, frustrating even... but it can also be fun. You just have to know where to look. Luckily for me, you don't have to look too far to find funny sounding words and...
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4 Reasons Why Your Child Is Passive Bilingual - Multicultural Kid Blogs

4 Reasons Why Your Child Is Passive Bilingual - Multicultural Kid Blogs | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Have you ever met a family where parents speak to a child their heritage language but a child responds back in the community one? Or maybe this is the case in your multilingual family? It certainly could be frustrating: you were always speaking the target language with your child and maybe he/she even spoke it …
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37 Weird Japanese Words You Won’t Believe Exist

37 Weird Japanese Words You Won’t Believe Exist | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Are you learning the Japanese language and want to have some fun with it? Check out these bizarre Japanese words you won't believe exist!
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State Of The Union Spanish Translators Have Some Explaining To Do

State Of The Union Spanish Translators Have Some Explaining To Do | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
You don't have to speak Spanish to realize the subtitles for President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night went horribly wrong.
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Want To Change How Kids See The World? Teach Them A Second Language

Want To Change How Kids See The World? Teach Them A Second Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
For children, bilingualsm is much more than simply being able to speak in a different language.
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The biggest interpreting mistakes in history.

The biggest interpreting mistakes in history. | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Dear colleagues: Interpreting is a very difficult profession. It deals with the widest variety of themes and subject matters, and it completely depends on the human brain. All professional interpre...
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20 great language breakthrough moments for year abroaders - Third Year Abroad

20 great language breakthrough moments for year abroaders - Third Year Abroad | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
For most students, a Year Abroad is not just about exploring new cultures, partying with foreign friends and eating and drinking a ridiculous amount. For those of you who also have to factor in the challenge of improving your language skills, these breakthrough moments might just be familiar...
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Μεταφραστικά εργαλεία στο σύννεφο

Μεταφραστικά εργαλεία στο σύννεφο | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Καθώς η υπολογιστική νέφους έχει πλέον εδραιωθεί ως τεχνολογία αιχμής, όλο και περισσότερες εταιρείες αναπτύσσουν διαδικτυακά μεταφραστικά εργαλεία που προσφέρονται είτε δωρεάν είτε με το μοντέλο S...
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Google Is Turning Smartphones Into Real-Time Translators

Google Is Turning Smartphones Into Real-Time Translators | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Google Translate could serve as a useful tool for teachers, medical personnel, police, and others with important roles in increasingly multilingual...
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Merriam-Webster Wants to Reinvent the Dictionary for the Digital Age. Should It Bother?

Merriam-Webster Wants to Reinvent the Dictionary for the Digital Age. Should It Bother? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
By the high-gloss, high-tech standards of 21st-century corporate life, the headquarters of America’s premier dictionary publisher is an unusual place. Merriam-Webster Inc. is housed in a two-story brick building in Springfield, Massachusetts, that, if not for the bas-relief dictionary and company name above the front door, could pass for an...
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10 думи, които да спрем да използваме

10 думи, които да спрем да използваме | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Общуването ни с другите се променя непрекъснато. Повече си пишем, по-малко говорим, все по-често срещите ни са онлайн и все по-рядко се виждаме очи в очи. Книгите, които четем, намаляват, скъсяваме думите, променяме начина си на говорене и след всичк
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Economics of becoming a freelance translator

Economics of becoming a freelance translator | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
This article by Constructive Translations looks at the costs of becoming a freelance translator in the UK
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Number of books published per year per capita by country in Europe

Number of books published per year per capita by country in Europe | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Being an author myself, I was very much interested in the number of books published in different European countries. I wasn't able to find
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Words that may not mean what you think they do - Reading Addicts

Words that may not mean what you think they do - Reading Addicts | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A list of unusual words that may not mean what you think they do, including etymology and explanation
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Year of Thainess Lost in Translation at Bangkok Airport

Year of Thainess Lost in Translation at Bangkok Airport | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Thailand’s public taxis have long had a reputation of being difficult to deal with and for overcharg...
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As Translators we are like Journalists

As Translators we are like Journalists | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
It is likely that at some time you have seen a piece of news on the television or in the written press about a subject that you know well. If it has ever happened to you, then it is highly likely that you were surprised by the inaccuracies committed by renowned names such as the BBC or The Telegraph, for example. The reason is clear: journalism involves compiling information on subjects unknown to the journalists in a frantic race against the clock. Therefore, it is easy to misinterpret informat
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40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally

40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
By Helene Batt and Kate Torgovnick May It’s a piece of cake. You can't put lipstick on a pig. Why add fuel to the fire? Idioms are those phrases that mean more than the sum of their words. As our O...
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How will we speak in 100 years? There could be just 600 languages

How will we speak in 100 years?  There could be just 600 languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A linguist at Columbia University has warned the advent of technologically-advanced translating tools will not be enough to save the diversity of Earth’s languages and some cultures will likely die out.
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How to survive the worst moments of learning a language

How to survive the worst moments of learning a language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
From talking on the phone for the first time to using local slang and being faced with a wall of laughter, Erica Buist on how to get over some of the most painful language mistakes
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ΊΔΡΥΜΑ ΘΡΑΚΙΚΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΗΣ - Νέα - Ανακοινώσεις

ΊΔΡΥΜΑ ΘΡΑΚΙΚΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΗΣ - Νέα - Ανακοινώσεις | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Παρουσίαση του «Χρηστικού Λεξικού της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών»
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Languages Around the Globe: 9 Essential First Steps to Language Proficiency

Languages Around the Globe: 9 Essential First Steps to Language Proficiency | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The hardest part of learning a new language is taking the first few steps. Here I'll offer you 9 tips to get you started on your journey to fluency.
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Why I Love: The Oxford English Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Why I Love: The Oxford English Dictionary for Writers and Editors | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A new edition has just been published of the reference text of choice for editors, journalists and publishers
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