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ALGUNOS USOS ACTUALES DE LA PALABRA “INTELIGENTE”


Si bien Ericsson fue la primera compañía en añadir la palabra “inteligente” para definir al teléfono GS88 en 1997, este término ya se utilizaba para ascensores y otro tipo de dispositivos con el objetivo de destacar ciertas propiedades innovadoras. Sin embargo, su uso es cada vez más frecuente con sustantivos…


Words invented by authors


Many terms we use everyday were actually coined by writers only a few decades ago. The following are some interesting examples. ROBOT The noun robot meaning ‘a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically’ came into English via Czech in the early…


Foreign language tattoos


As Western and Eastern cultures began merging in the 20th century, a strange practice began to evolve: people in either culture were getting tattoos on their bodies in languages foreign to them. In particular, Chinese symbol tattoos were becoming increasingly popular as a form of body art in the West. People…


Common mistakes when translating: did you know?


In Taiwan, the translation of the Pepsi slogan “Come alive with the Pepsi Generation” came out as “Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead.”    


Cesar Millan, Danny DeVito


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(Español) Traducciones válidas en cualquier país del Mercosur y asociados


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Non Mercosur Temporary Residence as a student


According to the DNM, all documents issued in a foreign language must have the Spanish translation made by National Public Translator (Section 6 Law No. 20.305) and legalized by the Translators’ Association. These are the documents to submit: a) IDENTITY: Identity Card, Passport or Certificate of Citizenship with photo, originals. These…


Scrabble dictionary now online


Hasbro is now offering Scrabble dictionary online for scrabblers to check whether a certain word exists or not. Ar the moment the disctionary is only available in English but with more than a hundred thousand people playing worldwide rumor has it that this dictionary will be available in Spanish and…


Social media, communication and localization


Social media have altered the way we engage and communicate ideas. They have significantly redefined our relationships with people and communities, both local and abroad, and have forever changed the way we do business. This is why, it is important to pay attention to languages. In order to get more…


The Songs of Rio 2


Some Brazilians criticize that the songs of Rio 2 were made to be sung in English and that the translation into Portuguese ruins the melodies and interrupts the pace of the movie. This problem is a contradiction itself. The film is set in Brazil, so it would sound more natural…