MULTILINGUAL BLOG

  • Loanwords, Loan Translations and Calques

    Posted on 22/01/18

    ⓘ Have you ever wished somebody ‘bon appétit’? ⓘ Have you ever bad mouthed anyone? ⓘ Have you ever felt a pang of schadenfreude at another’s misfortune? ⓘ Have you ever had a drink in a beer garden? You may not answer YES! to all these questions (although I bet you do!), but at least […]

  • Skills & Qualifications for Interpreters vs Translators

    Posted on 11/01/18

    ‘Oh, you’re a translator? How fascinating! I’d love to be able to understand what people are saying when they speak in a different language!’ All translators and interpreters have heard this statement, or something to this effect, at least once in their life. The person uttering these words is probably attempting to show his or […]

  • WordPress plugins for a multilingual website

    Posted on 05/12/17

    WordPress is free and open-source software, first released in 2003, that currently powers more than 27% of websites around the world. An entire industry has grown up around it thanks to its convenience, stability and scalability. Among the most important of its design features are the use of plugins, which enable users to enhance and […]

  • The 5 best Amazon books on communication for companies

    Posted on 30/10/17

    With so many self-proclaimed experts out there, it’s hard to find genuinely useful advice when it comes to establishing and managing your company communication strategy. Worry not – we’ve saved you the time! Here’s a selection of five books available on Amazon on the date this article is published, which cover the key aspects of today’s […]

  • Is Machine Translation any good?

    Posted on 25/09/17

    In the beginning The field of automatic translation goes back further than you may think. The first research programmes exploring machine translation systems were carried out in the early 1950s and focused on the Russian<>English language pair. As you can imagine, progress was slow and the quality of the output fell well short of that […]

  • Best Practices for Web App Localization

    Posted on 11/09/17

    Can’t be bothered making your morning coffee today? Don’t worry, I’m sure there’s someone at the other end of an app waiting to bring one round to you. In fact, in today’s smartphone society there are apps to help you navigate all aspects of daily life, from choosing what to wear, getting to work, buying […]