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Braggadocious? Never. Just excited about the Oxford Dictionaries February 2013 update!

Braggadocious? Never. Just excited about the Oxford Dictionaries February 2013 update! | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
?Having a mare of a week? With hump day over, the weekend is in sight and it?s time to start thinking about getting blootered on appletinis! Or do you pr
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Translation book: 21 Free Tools & Utilities for Translators

Author: Alessandra Martelli. "21 Free Tools & Utilities for Translators", a quick overview of some tools translators can use to work more effectively.
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Why candidates fail NAATI translation and interpreting tests…

Why candidates fail NAATI translation and interpreting tests… | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
…and how to make sure you pass. Have you taken a NAATI test in translation or interpreting? Or are you thinking about it? Here’s what Dave Deck from NAATI recently had to say about why candidates f...
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10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals

10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
How do you express numbers in your writing? When do you use figures (digits) and when do you write out the number in words (letters)? That is, when do you write
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Winner Of French Scrabble Title Does Not Speak French

Winner Of French Scrabble Title Does Not Speak French | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
It took about two months for Nigel Richards to memorize a French Scrabble dictionary. The New Zealand native has won many English-language Scrabble tournaments.
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How to distinguish Japanese from Korean and Chinese

How to distinguish Japanese from Korean and Chinese | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Can you tell if a person comes from a specific country? Before coming to Japan, I had no idea how to distinguish Japanese, Korean and Chinese from one another. I had quite a few experience (when I ...
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The Three Worst Translation Techniques

The Three Worst Translation Techniques | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The Three Worst Translation Techniques in Translation   In order to create a perfect translation, several factors must be taken into account. A truly skilled translator will always put a lot o...
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8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language

8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
You may hear an "Erin go bragh" or two, but even on the most Irish of holidays, we don't hear much of the Irish language—which is a shame!
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EU – DG Translation – Translating for the European Commission — temporary staff

EU – DG Translation – Translating for the European Commission — temporary staff | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
European Commission – translating for DG Translation as a member of temporary staff – profile, qualifications, skills, pay and conditions, selection procedure.
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Why translation is the fastest-growing career in the country

Why translation is the fastest-growing career in the country | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Translation and interpretation services is the fastest-growing industry in the country by job growth, according to a report released last week by the website CareerBuilder.
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7 countries where INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free) | YouthProjects - Go Abroad

7 countries where INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free) | YouthProjects - Go Abroad | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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America's Lacking Language Skills

America's Lacking Language Skills | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Budget cuts, low enrollments, and teacher shortages mean the country is falling behind the rest of the world.
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A Linguist, a Polyglot and a Translator Walk Into a Bar... - Languages Around the Globe

A Linguist, a Polyglot and a Translator Walk Into a Bar... - Languages Around the Globe | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
What's the difference between a linguist, a polyglot and a translator? Here we've outlined some of the terminology of the language community
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14 Absurd Things Tumblr Can Teach You About The English Language

14 Absurd Things Tumblr Can Teach You About The English Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
While the "microblogging platform" known as Tumblr is essentially a large horde of teens knotted together by invisible strands of WiFi, it is also a sometime place of great revelations. After all, when
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5 Ways in Which Translators Rock

5 Ways in Which Translators Rock | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Translators rock! They just do. Most of the translators I know are wonderful human beings; and I know a lot of translators. Good translators have many traits that relate to their particular kinship...
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Make learning fun, efficient and flexible | Pearson English Kids Readers

Make learning fun, efficient and flexible | Pearson English Kids Readers | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Introducing the only app you need for English language learning. With the Pearson English Kids Readers app, students get instant feedback, interactive exercise, voice playback and more-all to support their English learning journey.
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American English: Using power from the sun | ShareAmerica

American English: Using power from the sun | ShareAmerica | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on using solar energy.
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13 Facts You Did Not Know About Hiragana, The Japanese Alphabet | tsunagu Japan

13 Facts You Did Not Know About Hiragana, The Japanese Alphabet | tsunagu Japan | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
So you're a Japanese learner? Did you know that Hiragana, one of the Japanese alphabet was based on Kanji? Here are 13 facts to enlighten you on Hiragana!
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The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Find out how primitive hunter-gatherers inspired a language based on a beautiful and simple philosophy.
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Glossary Links - TermCoord Terminology Coordination Unit

Glossary Links - TermCoord Terminology Coordination Unit | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
     Last update: 12.01.2015   Input Tips: You can search for one keyword or for an exact string of keywords. In the ‘Keyword’ input field, you can search for the titles or part of a title, or for specific domains of the glossaries. In the ‘Source’ input field, you can search in the names of …
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Now students are expected to study a language until age 16, the work to rebuild begins

Now students are expected to study a language until age 16, the work to rebuild begins | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
After being in decline for a decade, a new policy could kick-start language learning.
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Getting creative when it comes to finding the motivation to study Japanese | The Japan Times

Getting creative when it comes to finding the motivation to study Japanese | The Japan Times | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
I respect people who possess a high-level of Japanese proficiency the same way I respect people who are well-built. I don't respect the results of the effo
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These are Europe's most useful second and third languages

These are Europe's most useful second and third languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Europe is a diverse and beautiful continent with the languages to match.
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The State of English and French in Canada - Fair Languages

The State of English and French in Canada - Fair Languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Generally speaking, ¾ of Canada’s population speak English as their first official language whereas ¼ of Canadians speaks French as their first language.
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