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Commonly Spoken But Rarely Ever Written English Contractions

A friend of mine (whose first language isn't English) recently asked me how to contract "they are", to which I replied "they're". The same person then asked how to contract "there are", to which I replied "there're" (I was speaking Read More →

Thirty five of the Very Best Quotes on Translation

The title says it all really: "Thirty Five of the Very Best Quotes on Translation" – we actually set out to put together a list of just fifteen, but there was just so many that seemed to either make us Read More →

Fifteen [Hideous] Grammar Goofs That Make You Look [Very] Silly – Infographic

I sincerely doubt there's a single professional translator out there who needs reminding of any of the following (unfortunately quite common) grammar mistakes - however, I'll bet there's also not a single professional translator out there who hasn't, at some Read More →

What are the easiest/hardest languages to learn? – infographic

It's no surprise that translators love languages, they/we usually prick our ears up upon merely hearing the word 'language' - be it on the news, the radio, a party* or wherever... but combine the word 'language' with another word we're Read More →

Six must-read books for translators

Translators like to read: if they didn't, they probably wouldn't be translators. Reading for fun is all well and good, but sometimes it's nice to read for professional development. But what to read? We've put together a list (in no Read More →
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