Resources #idioma


A convergence of circumstances are disrupting the very business model of translation. LSPs down to individual freelancers are feeling the pressure, too. The culprits are familiar: Technology and globalization. On the one hand, we have more and more people connecting to the global community, which drives all kinds of demand for language assistance such as translation and localization. On the other, technologies such as artificial intelligence and neural networks are making machine translations smarter every day — to the detriment of human translators, some argue. [2019-02-15]

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For companies seeking to invest in their employees’ skills sets, e-learning is an option that saves both time and money. The content on most e-learning platforms is available online at any time of day or night. Even when training events are face-to-face, the sessions can be recorded and made available on an e-learning platform, allowing them to be viewed again at any time. [2019-02-10]

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Did your mom ever wash your mouth out with soap when you were a rambunctious little scamp? If she did, you definitely know the childish joy of discovering "bad" words for the first time. Naughty language isn't a modern novelty, and a 1785 dictionary of vulgarities proves it. These bad words of the past aren't very taboo these days — just hilarious, and surprisingly important. [2019-02-04]

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It's 2 a.m., and you've finally finished writing your scientific paper. Your bed is calling to you, luring you to enjoy a few hours rest after all of that hard work. But a second voice is speaking as well, and it is saying, "You're going to receive the same mediocre grade you always receive. Come on, keep working. Make it better.": [2019-02-04]

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There’s one thing we have to bear in mind: A freelancer’s CV is different from the CV of an in-house. And I say different, not only in terms of professional experience, but also in terms of the graphics and even the content itself. The reason for this is, more than anything, that they are completely different roles and different markets that require different skills. But let’s focus on what matters: [2019-01-17]

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Gamification is “introducing gaming dynamics into a non-gaming context.” But why introduce gaming dynamics? Because games are addictive. In essence, each and every game is played because it combines two factors: “wanting” and “liking.” These two factors drive increased engagement and intrinsic motivation (on part of game players). [2019-01-17]

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Going beyond translation, localization can make or break marketing campaigns. The process of adapting a product or content to a specific country or target market, localization requires a deep understanding and comprehensive study of the culture. Some brands make the mistake of simply translating their slogans, product names, and other content, potentially blowing their marketing budgets or turning into a laughingstock. Here’s eight of the best (or worst) localization blunders that have gone down in history. [2019-01-08]

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Implementing this program takes time, but if you do it right, can help make your company’s social media efforts much more effective. The biggest reward may be internal, where the program brings your staff closer together in the process! [2019-01-04]

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The AI was able to translate Chinese to English with "human parity." Translation was traditionally considered a job in which the magic human touch would always ultimately trump a machine. That may no longer be the case, as a Microsoft AI translator just nailed one of the hardest challenges: translating Chinese into English with accuracy comparable to that of a bilingual person. [2019-01-04]

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If you speak any one of Europe’s many languages, then today’s your chance to celebrate! As many may know, today marks European Day of Languages. There are 24 official European languages spoken across the continent. So, in honour of this annual celebration, we’ve collected 24 of the very best – and worst – facts about European languages. [2018-12-16]

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Some languages are more difficult to learn than others, especially for native English speakers. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the U.S. government's primary training institute for employees in the foreign affairs community and its responsibilities include preparing diplomats and other officials to advance U.S. foreign interests overseas. Taking that into account, language learning is very important in the FSI and it provides courses in over 70 foreign languages [2018-12-16]

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The holidays are a time of goodwill and expressing appreciation for others, but there is always the chance of an awkward moment when you receive a gift but have nothing to give in return. There are rules of etiquette for gift giving, but everyone's interpretation of these unwritten rules is different. To avoid embarrassing moments, here's a brief guide to holiday giving.. [2018-12-08

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