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10 MYTHS ABOUT TRANSLATION

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Remember the MythBusters show? Today, I’m going to become a myth-buster myself, to bust a couple of common myths about translation and translators. What is a myth? Do I mean “a story from ancient times, especially one that was told to explain natural events or to describe the early history of a people”? Of course not. The myths I’m about to deconstruct here are, as […]

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HOW TO USE DICTIONARIES IN A SMART WAY?

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In my previous article, I gave you a long list of the key dictionaries (mostly online ones) that we use at Translatorion when translating and proofreading. I hope you’ve found them useful in your language-related activities. If you have any questions concerning more specialised dictionaries – feel free to ask. A dictionary is more than a tool – and the art of writing and translating […]

THE BEST DICTIONARIES FOR TRANSLATORS

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Translators and dictionaries – are they synonymous? For most people, I guess, a dictionary is the most typical artefact associated with translation. Well, for some people, translators are actually like walking dictionaries. But the truth is translators are NOT dictionaries incarnate – they do not know all the possible meanings of all the possible wor(l)ds. One thing is for sure, though: skilful and effective use […]

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TRANSLATORS AND THEIR TRICKY TOOLS

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You certainly have some ideas about how the translator’s work and the process of translation itself looks. They usually involve the translator sitting in front of a computer, ‘transcribing’ the source text – in a digital or printed form, looking up words in a big, old, traditional bilingual dictionary (or a pile of dictionaries), sometimes searching the web. Is this what it actually looks like? […]