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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, chose Assia Djebar as her pen name for fear of her father's disapproval. In 1957, she published her...

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I HATE Proofreading!

It just irritates me to proofread someone else's lousy translation. It's one of the jobs that I always tend to reject. I am currently proofreading a translation from English into French, and the target text reeks of translation. I mean come on: even Google Translate would know...

It just irritates me to proofr...

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A Funny Take on Translators Vs Interpreters

Ah, the perks of working in your PJs :D In case you still don't know the difference between translators and interpreters, check out the below picture. [caption id="attachment_1716" align="aligncenter" width="227"] Interpreters Vs Translators[/caption] On another note, many interpreters are sometimes called translators because, to the client, they are...

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is celebrated worldwide on the 21st of February of every year. It aims at promoting awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first  announced by UNESCO on November 17, 1999, and was formally recognized by the United Nations...

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How to answer the Phone in 10 Languages

This is another illustration by cartoonist and illustrator James Chapman showing how to answer the phone in 10 languages.   I would add the Arabic: رن رن نعم Know any way to answer the phone in another language? Share it in the comments below!...

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