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A collection of web-based resources related to translators and translations, with a special interest in French to English translation.
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How much really gets lost in translation? - New Yorker

How much really gets lost in translation? - New Yorker | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
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How much really gets lost in translation?
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Once, in a restaurant in Italy with my family, I occasioned enormous merriment, as a nineteenth-century humorist would have put it, by confusing two Italian words.
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear? and Other Questions About Translation - YouTube

How do you give directions if your language has no "left" or "right"? Why would you need a word for the number 1.25? And how do you translate a joke? David B...
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Google Translate: 10 reasons why it's no match for learning a language - The Guardian

Google Translate: 10 reasons why it's no match for learning a language - The Guardian | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
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Google Translate: 10 reasons why it's no match for learning a language
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1 Google Translate is only good when there's internet.
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Top 10 Advert Translation Fails - Huffington Post UK

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Top 10 Advert Translation Fails
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This means knowing how to deal with potential business partners and customers in other countries, so making sure you are understood correctly is vital.
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What is the Importance of “Transcreations” or Creative Translations?

What is the Importance of “Transcreations” or Creative Translations? | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
In a world that is increasingly globalized, creative translations or “transcreation” as we often refer to it in the translation world, becomes a (When is it OK to be creative and when should you stick to the original message?
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50 Works of Fiction in Translation That Every English Speaker Should Read - Flavorwire

50 Works of Fiction in Translation That Every English Speaker Should Read - Flavorwire | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
50 Works of Fiction in Translation That Every English Speaker Should Read
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There's an entire world of literature out there if you just look beyond what was written in your native tongue.
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Will the web's translation tech make us multilingual? - BBC News

Will the web's translation tech make us multilingual? - BBC News | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
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Will the web's translation tech make us multilingual?
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The Trick of Translation - Wall Street Journal

The Trick of Translation - Wall Street Journal | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
The Trick of Translation Wall Street Journal The National Endowment for the Arts announced last month that it's shelling out $250,000 to support the translation into English of books by such authors as Herman Franke, Georgi Gospodinov, Nâzim...
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Translation and Identity/Translation As Identity - Kenneth Kronenberg

Translation and Identity/Translation As Identity - Kenneth Kronenberg | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
:   we are not pieceworkers ... we are a community of  intellectuals capable of coming together to act in our own interests   -- Kenneth Kronenberg   :No Peanutsistas will recall Kenneth Kronenberg...
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How to Identify a Good Translation

How to Identify a Good Translation | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Many people mistakenly believe that being bilingual is all it takes to offer a good translation. However, translating can be considered an art and it is much more than a simple word by word exchange. What makes a good translation?
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Language is in our biology - The International News Magazine

Language is in our biology - The International News Magazine | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Language is in our biology
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Vulchanova's results run contrary to some conventional assumptions in both linguistics and cognitive sciences.
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Medical translation tools break language barriers - EMS1.com - EMS1.com

Medical translation tools break language barriers - EMS1.com - EMS1.com | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Medical translation tools break language barriers - EMS1.com
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iTranslate is an award winning translation tool for iPad or iPhone that helps you break down language barriers. It can translate between more than 60 languages.
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Imagine A Flying Pig: How Words Take Shape In The Brain | NCPR News from NPR

Imagine A Flying Pig: How Words Take Shape In The Brain | NCPR News from NPR | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Linguists used to think the human brain had a specific region devoted to understanding language. But brain scans now indicate that regions controlling vision, movement, taste, smell and touch are all called into action when we think of a word, too.
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Out Loud: Translation and Untranslatables - New Yorker (blog)

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Out Loud: Translation and Untranslatables New Yorker (blog) In this week's magazine, Adam Gopnik writes about translation, and about whether some things are simply “untranslatable.” On the Out Loud podcast, he joins Ann Goldstein, a New Yorker...
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Writing in translation: What content marketers owe Salman Rushdie - Brafton (blog)

Writing in translation: What content marketers owe Salman Rushdie - Brafton (blog) | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Brafton (blog) Writing in translation: What content marketers owe Salman Rushdie Brafton (blog) Translation has become more popular in the last decade or so, particularly with the rise of noted international authors who brought global narratives to...
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What Do You Look for in Modern Translation?

What Do You Look for in Modern Translation? | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Daniel Mendelsohn and Dana Stevens on the qualities any superior translation should contain. (Bookends: What Do You Look for in Modern Translation?
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Many Translators Are Pretty Weird People - Or Are They?

Many Translators Are Pretty Weird People - Or Are They? | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
I was a pretty weird teenager. When I was about 17, I was learning French from simplified French books published with a French-Russian vocabulary. I was pretty fluent in Russian by then as the Russ...
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Translations: A shortcut into different worlds - Times of India

Translations: A shortcut into different worlds - Times of India | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Times of India Translations: A shortcut into different worlds Times of India Literature from the mofussil Indian landscape is a window of its indigenous socio-political turmoil and publishers are translating poignant tales of struggle, freedom,...
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Cool! How Wikipedia is useful for translators | Adventures in ...

Cool! How Wikipedia is useful for translators | Adventures in ... | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Wikipedia may be experiencing a bit of a coolness crisis. But there are plenty of ways that Wikipedia is still cool, and that's particularly true for translators.
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Lesson 58: Chronological or skills-based CVs for translators ...

Lesson 58: Chronological or skills-based CVs for translators ... | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
My recent new ebook on CVs for translators and interpreters resulted in a number of very important questions and discussions which I want to tackle in the next few blog posts. Thank you for being so responsive and productive ...
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Russia, Past and Present: Vladimir Nabokov on the art of translation

Russia, Past and Present: Vladimir Nabokov on the art of translation | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Vladimir Nabokov on the art of translation: Three grades of evil can be discerned in the queer world of verbal... http://t.co/VhReHqoULf
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Excuse-moi? – The French words you just cannot translate | The ...

Excuse-moi? – The French words you just cannot translate | The ... | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
A while ago, the Bright Old Oak researched and presented those words in Finnish and German that are mostly to cause a head-scratch. Interestingly, even languages which seem less contracted like French present us with a ...
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Ten Common Myths About Translation Quality - Huffington Post

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Ten Common Myths About Translation Quality
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The world of translation can be a confusing place, especially if you're the one doing the buying on behalf of your company.
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How Linguistics is like Coding

How Linguistics is like Coding | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
As a linguist, I’ve had a lot of interesting conversations with programmers about the similarities between linguistics and coding.
Here’s an example of a simple linguistic tree structure for the...
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Smart Phones Drive Language Translation Software Market Growth Says a New ... - PR Web (press release)

Smart Phones Drive Language Translation Software Market Growth Says a New ...
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Language translation software market driving forces are related to the Internet usefulness to people in every locality.
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