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
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
Italians love pizza and pasta, Americans eat fast food, Mexicans eat tacos and Chinese eat only rice. In our society different groups have a certain generalized and categorized picture about other groups of people. That is what we call stereotyping. What does stereotyping mean? Why do we stereotype? What are pros and cons? And do… Read More A world of stereotypes
A la carte, mousse, sauté, purée and the list goes on… These are just a few of the words that you may stumble upon when looking through a restaurant menu or when reading a recipe from a cookbook or online. The French always take pride in their cuisine and haute and fine flavours as Antoine… Read More French: the language of high gastronomy and more
台湾与中国的差异 Vs. 你会说中文吗？(Do you speak Chinese?) When I first arrived in Taiwan, I would answer this question saying: 我会说一点儿中文 (I speak a little bit of Chinese). Very soon I learned, that in Taiwan people would realize I learned the Mainland Chinese when I said… Read More The Republic of China vs. The People’s Republic of China
In the past years, Ireland has witnessed a significant increase in international students, coming to the green country either to learn English for a few months, to take part in an exchange or to obtain a University Degree. Whichever their choice, these students must usually face the harsh reality of bureaucracy and visa applications,… Read More APPLYING FOR STUDENT VISA IN IRELAND