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What are the different types of interpretation?

What are the different types of interpretation?

In order to choose the right type of interpretation, it is important to know the differences between them. There are many types of interpretation, in this article, we will focus on four types: simultaneous interpretation, consecutive interpretation, remote...

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Speak like a local: Italian sayings and expressions

Speak like a local: Italian sayings and expressions

Learning a new language, or going to a country where you don’t speak the language, can be difficult. It’s hard learning a language and getting to a level of fluency that even the locals are not sure where you come from. Language is also a great way to learn more about...

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What is the difference between human and machine translation?

What is the difference between human and machine translation?

There is a lot of talk about machine translation vs. human translation right now, but what exactly does that mean? What can you expect from each service? And how do you know which one would be best for your project? To answer these questions and more, let's take a...

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Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March - origin and different meanings We all know the phrase from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. An ominous-sounding line from the soothsayer, warning the emperor of his impending demise. With such theatrical connotations, you would think that these...

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All that glitters may be gold!

All that glitters may be gold!

All that glitters may be gold! Happy New Year to everyone, and as we emerge from the season of sparkly, twinkly fun, let’s have a look at how words can give impressions beyond their bare meanings and look at all that glitters. The New Year is often welcomed in with...

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Why intended meaning isn’t everything

Why intended meaning isn’t everything

​ I saw a man standing on a mountain with my telescope; why intended meaning isn't everything. Simple sentence, right? I’m standing on a mountain, looking through my telescope and at the other end, there’s a man standing there. Or did you read that differently? Maybe...

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Happy Children’s Day in Japan!

Happy Children’s Day in Japan!

All schools closed! No more homework and no more studying for children in Japan on May 5th, for it is Children's Day! Children's Day (or 子どもの日 “kodomo no hi”) is celebrated once a year in Japan, always on May 5th. On this bank holiday, everyone puts their day-to-day...

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Creepy Christmas customs

Most of us associate Christmas with all things joyful and heart-warming. Such as colourful lights, ornaments, carols, mulled wine, presents, and Santa. The Language Room has discovered, however, that some countries have rather creepy Christmas customs and beliefs....

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Machine translation error almost sends a man to prison

When a machine translation tool tries to render foreign idiomatic expressions, the results can be quite unexpected. Machine translation error is commonplace. For example, the French expression “sage comme une image”, used to talk about a quiet well-behaved child, can...

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