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The evolution of language

Have you ever wondered how a new word comes about? A language reflects its speakers, and like them, it is continuously changing and evolving. A language needs new words to continue developing and to therefore stay alive. A new word arises from nothing other than need: with progress, we need…

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The pros and cons of machine translation

Machine translation, meaning translation that is done by computer systems (with or without human intervention) started being developed in the 1950s. To the extent that machine translation (MT) has improved, its use has increased. However, it wasn’t until free machine translation tools became available on the Internet (such as Google…

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Why translation services are important in this day and age

If you ask yourself “what is translation?”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely the image of a text. Probably something printed from a book, a literary book, maybe a novel. It’s certainly true that, because of translations, we can go to a book store today and…

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Most frequent errors in machine translation

In this day and age, most people are familiar with the term “machine translation”, i.e., a translation done by a computer without human intervention. For example, when we don’t know what a word means in another language, we normally look up its meaning in Google Translate, which is just one…

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Movie title translations

What’s the main reason why we choose a film when we go to the cinema or when we’re going to have a “home movie” night? Obviously, there are many answers to that question: recommendations of friends, reviews, awards received, having seen the trailer, etc. Even still, we can’t overlook the…

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Coronavirus terms

The new virus of the Coronaviridae family, appearing towards the end of 2019, is causing serious consequences in various aspects around the world. Given that this is a subject of vital importance at the present time, we’ve prepared a compilation of the most basic terms, for which we’ve included their…

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10 reasons to translate your website

The most recent report on Internet use by We Are Social, which is published annually in partnership with Hootsuite[1], affirms that nearly 60% of the world’s population regularly goes online. This means that over 4.5 billion people use the Internet as a means of consultation and communication. In other words,…

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10 tips (plus one as a bonus!) for choosing your translation provider

Imagine that you need the translation of a legal document on data protection for your company. Or that your firm has opened up new markets and you need to translate all your product information into another language (or several). Or maybe you need the translation of a clinical study, a…

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Good translation project management

Few people are surprised these days when they hear about “project management”. We have become accustomed to this task forming a part of our daily work, and we are aware of its importance as a vehicular instrument between departments. However, there might be some who would be surprised to hear…

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What is (and always has been) the purpose of translation?

If we really want to understand the ultimate objective of all translations, first we have to look to the past. In the end, translating is one of the oldest professions in the world. The myth of the Tower of Babel is an icon in the world of translation. It’s a…

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