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International Translation Day 2019 is September 30

The time of year has come to celebrate our favourite subject: Translation. Each year, translators and linguists from all over the world celebrate International Translation Day on September 30. According to the UN website, “International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important [...]

Can Being Bilingual Stop You from Developing Dementia?

You may have heard the theory that learning another language can prevent your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease or dementia as you get older, but is it true? Yes and no. Being bilingual might not keep you from facing cognitive decline, but it can delay its onset for a few more years. Losing Cognitive Abilities [...]

Words That Have Multiple Meanings Can Be Challenging

If you think that translation is easy, think again. Many people believe that it’s a simple matter of taking a word in one language, finding the meaning of that word in another language, and plugging it into a sentence. The truth is, it’s far from that simple.  The Thorns of the English Language If you [...]

Public Health Translation Helps Keep the World Safe

Communication is the key to success in many areas, but there’s nothing quite as important as good communication for public health awareness. When it comes to matters of life and death, knowledge is power. The more knowledge people have, the more they can do to protect themselves from becoming ill or injured. The right words [...]

Human Translation Is Always the High-Quality Option

Machine translation has come a long way in recent years. Not only are online tools and mobile apps getting more accurate, they’re getting more popular. As more people expand their boundaries and take off for places unknown, they’re taking their apps with them. This allows them to ask the locals the million-dollar question of the [...]

How Did the World Get So Many Languages?

Have you ever wondered how many languages are spoken around the world? According to Worldatlas, “There are about 7,099 languages spoken in the world” and on top of all those, the number is “constantly increasing because new world’s languages emerge every day.” But where did they all come from? Multiple Languages Are Found Everywhere You [...]