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11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures
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5 Ways to Deal with Word Repetition Word repetition can really weigh down your writing and slow down readers. Try out these five simple ways to tackle word repetition and improve your writing skills. 1. Develop Your Ear I believe “word rep.” is the comment I write most frequently on student papers. New features and updates for WIPO PearlTerminology Coordination Unit WIPO Pearl , the Multilingual Terminology Database, has recently been upgraded with many useful new features, as well as enlarged with thousands of new terms. For those who don’t know what we are talking about, WIPO – the World Intellectual Property Organization – launched its database WIPO Pearl to provide free access to a wealth of multilingual scientific and technical terminology from patent documents, making it easier to search and share related knowledge.

Careful, writers! 10 common words with opposite meanings The English language is full of words with uncommon properties. There are backronyms, metaplasms, and neologisms. My favorite words of unusual properties are contranyms, or words that are spelled the same, but have two opposite meanings. List of French words and phrases used by English speakers Here are some examples of French words and phrases used by English speakers. English contains many words of French origin, such as art, competition, force, machine, police, publicity, role, routine, table, and many other anglicized French words. These are pronounced according to English rules of phonology, rather than French. Around 28% of English vocabulary is of French or Oïl language origin, most derived from, or transmitted by, the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest, before the language settled into what became Modern English. This article, however, covers words and phrases that generally entered the lexicon later, as through literature, the arts, diplomacy, and other cultural exchanges not involving conquests. As such, they have not lost their character as Gallicisms, or words that seem unmistakably foreign and "French" to an English speaker.

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Using Social Media to Land New Writing Gigs By Shawndra Russell, @ShawndraRussell Social media opens up a world of opportunity for us writers. You can create a private Notice-Me List on Twitter filled with publications you want to write for and editors you want to work with, so you can be sure to interact with them frequently. You can show off your work in numerous ways, like pinning published pieces to a dedicated Pinterest board and uploading samples to your Linkedin page. You can list your skills and experience on your Facebook About page. These platforms give you a lot of means to reach new decision makers who are looking for solid writers. Translation, Interpreting, Localization 25 Jan 2016 China is the country with the largest population in the world, which means that over 1.376 billion people will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. People in many other parts of the world will also join the festivities. Although it’s a traditional Chinese feast, Chinese New Year has become a multicultural event featuring grandiose celebrations around the world. 21 Jan 2016 Il est loin le temps où le traducteur restait confiné dans son bureau, croulant sous les papiers, accoudé à ses dictionnaires.

Idioms – as clear as mud? Miranda Steel is a freelance ELT lexicographer and editor. She has worked as a Senior Editor for dictionaries for learners at OUP and has also worked for COBUILD. In this post, she looks at some of the weird and wonderful idioms in the English language. Idioms are commonly used in spoken and written English. They add colour and interest to what we are saying. But how often do we actually find idioms in their original and full form? 100 Mostly Small But Expressive Interjections David Bier Thanks for this – what a fun post considering there’s no actual narrative in it! Cecily Some of these interjections are quite culturally and age specific, so if people need to be told what they mean, they should probably not be using them.For example, to many Brits, va-va-voom is not old-fashioned at all, but instead is firmly linked to the long-running ads that footballer Thierry Henry made for the Renault Clio. Himanshu Chanda Whoa ! What a biiiig list.

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Words are my business and I want to make them work for you Receiving a translation back covered in tracked changes and comments is never a nice experience because it mainly signals that the client is unhappy with your work. A mistake is a mistake and has to be owned up to and corrected. It’s something you have to learn from to improve your skills and ensure you don’t repeat.

25 Common Phrases That You're Saying Wrong Being a freelance writer, I often find myself messing up common phrases. When I’m unsure, I do a quick Google search to make sure that what I’m writing is actually what I’m trying to say. This inspired me to come up with a list of common phrases that people frequently get wrong. Some of them aren’t completely our fault because the incorrect way of saying them has actually become the “norm”. But we’re still wrong.

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