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DobrĂ½ den* (aka the Czech Republic and my translation-related experiences) #1

Hi again (or ahoj, as I have learnt while on holiday)! Apart from being an amazing trip, my time in the Czech Republic was also spiced up by some translation-related observations. Here are some (more to follow!): While in Prague, … Continue reading

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Feminine or masculine (or both)?

Gender issues have been tricky in many languages, especially those that differentiate between feminine and masculine, like Italian (great…) or French. When translating operation manuals, the user (almost) invariably becomes a male one in Italian. I have been translating screenings … Continue reading

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MoJ and ALS, a risky match

A leit motive in February was the news that Applied Language Solutions (ALS) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to provide court interpreters for England and Wales. If you want to read some articles about what … Continue reading

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