In our last article, we learnt about the most spoken languages in the world. In this ranking, the second position was occupied by the Spanish language, a part of the Indo-European family, with 405 million native speakers. A frequently asked question is “Do the Spanish speakers speak the same language?” While they can all understand… Read More Spanish language. Is it spoken the same way everywhere?
Most definitely you have experienced first-hand a night of what I call “bed brainstorming”. It is the phenomenon where you try to lay down and sleep, but your brain is still in hyperdrive and random questions jump in your mind and keep you awake. Such a question kept me awake for a bit last night.… Read More Most spoken languages in the world, by number of native speakers
With an official language spoken by 60 million people, in Italy there are thirty-four native living languages and dialects, which are an evolution from the Vulgar Latin, and for this classified as Romance languages. As a matter of fact, while Italian language is used for law, business and education, many people still use their regional… Read More Languages of Italy: Northern and Central-Southern dialects
The Greek language is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages and it has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, 3.400 years or more of written records. Since c. 800 BC, this language has been written with the Greek Alphabet, which was formed out of the Phoenician script and was… Read More A short introduction to Modern Greek, its alphabet and structure.
Do you know that in Japan they use four types of script? Well, they can use Hiragana, katakana, kanji and romaji all together in just one sentence and we use each of them for different purposes. The Hiragana script is the basic Japanese phonetic script, it represents every sound in the Japanese language and it… Read More The use of Katakana for English words transcription.
ARABIC-ENGLISH TRANSLATION: LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES The translation is a job which requires lots of efforts, strength, concentration, perseverance and constancy. This is because the translator has to focus on the passage of the same information from the source text to the target text, without losing any concept as well as pay attention to the… Read More Linguistic and Cultural differences in translations in English and in Arabic
Olá! Tudo bem? Did you know that Portuguese is the 5th most spoken language in the world? Spoken by people from all the continents, it has the status of official language in Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola and Sao Tome and Principe, and co-official language in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau. Besides,… Read More European and Brazilian Portuguese: two sides of the same language