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Hockey, soon to be “El hockey”

In my last blog, I talked about the influence that Hispanics have played in the NFL, which led me to inquire about the Hispanic influence in the NHL, the National Hockey League. As it turns out, Hockey does not possess the type of Hispanic-based audience that Football or Basketball have, but that has changed in […]

El Super Tazón: Our very own Spanish Super Bowl

February 10, 2015 1 Comment »

Last weekend was Super Bowl Sunday, when millions of Americans glued their eyes to their TVs to watch the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks to become the Super Bowl 49 champions. I could talk about the neck-to-neck race that seemed to be consistent throughout every second of the game, but that would take [&hell

Legal Synonyms In Spanish

January 28, 2015 2 Comments »

Being a Spanish translator/interpreter, coming across a legal interpreting assignment or a legal document to translate is inevitable. Being as I am still a very young individual, I’m aware of the fact that there will be at least one thing that I’ll learn out of each of these assignments. And that’s actually something

“Pen” vs “Pen”???

Living in Miami, where there’s such a high population of Hispanic people, from every Spanish-­speaking country in the world, has taught me many, many things. One such thing I’ve learned is that there are not one, not two, not three, but several translations for the word “Pen”. Where I’m from, Cuba, we refer to th

Be Ready Before Traveling

In June of 2013, I made a trip to Puerto Rico with some friends, one of them Puerto Rican, who invited us to go see his island. There I understood why they call it the Island of Enchantment, as I was enchanted by its music, culture, colors, people, and of course, by El Yunque, Puerto […]

Husband and Wife: Not so simple in Spanish

Just a few days back, I had a little discussion with a friend on whether the correct Spanish translation for “Husband and Wife” is “Marido y Mujer” or “Esposo y Esposa”. Now, I am what you would call “old school”, I was raised with the values of an older generation, things like respecting my elders, [&hellip