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Winning and Losing in the Game of Translations

August 2, 2011 1 Comment »

Every day I try to find how small things that happen in my life can relate to the business world. Being a huge soccer fan gave me this opportunity a few weeks ago. As an avid follower of the Primer Division in the Argentina Soccer League, I was found at a loss for words when […]

Translation Party

Finally a use for machine translations! The site www.translationparty.com is a simple, yet oddly addictive way to kill some time. It uses Google Translator to perform an indefinite number of back translations, typically producing something nonsensical and quite different from the original phrase. It’s kind of like the

Common Myths About Translating

November 18, 2008 2 Comments »

Myth 1: Anyone bilingual person can be a good translator. This is probably the most common misconception. It is indeed necessary to know more than one language to be a translator, but to be a good translator, the most important requirement is being a good writer. A professional translator needs a mastery of words, plus [&he