Languages

Posts about all language-related stuff.

On Translation Companies Marking Translation Tests

Some translation companies tend to mark the translations of professional linguists as if they were exams. Here are my two cents in this regard: To begin with, I don’t even […]

The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

Do you speak 2 or more languages? Do you know how your brain looks like? Interestingly, the brain of bilingual and multilingual people looks different than that of monolingual people. […]

There’s a New Phenomenon among Freelance Translators on LinkedIn

Like every professional, I use LinkedIn to make professional connections and hunt for new business opportunities. What I have recently noticed is that many translators, mostly freelancers, try to trick […]

Bonne Fête Nationale!

English-speaking countries/lands call the French National Day “Bastille Day”, which is celebrated on July 14 of each year. In France, it is formally called la Fête nationale (The National Celebration) […]

Pet Peeves: Social Media Edition

Welcome to Lebanon, the country notorious for celebratory gunfire, the country where everyone and their mother is a public figure or a social media influencer, and also the country where […]

Algerian Novelist, Translator and Filmmaker Assia Djebar Gets a Google Doodle

Today Google remembers the late Assia Djebar (30 June 1936 – 6 February 2015) with a doodle. Born Fatima-Zohra Imalayen, the berber-speaking Algerian novelist, translator and filmmaker, whose father is a French teacher, […]

Le Français est une Langue Magnifique

The below joke made my day 😀 “Le français est une langue magnifique” J’ai passé un coup de fil à un ami, et je lui ai demandé ce qu’il faisait. […]