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.
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
“Enjoy your food!” “How do you say that in Spanish?” “Que aproveche!” “And in Italian?” “Buon appetito!” “And in German?” “Guten Appetit!” “And in Greek?” “καλή όρεξη” And in Romanian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, etc. – the list goes on. This would be a typical conversation we have with the interns of Modern Polyglots. We are… Read More Internship at Modern Polyglots
“Do you study foreign languages at university? Oh well, then you should be able to translate and interpret everything as well!” “Translation and interpreting? Aren’t they the same thing?”. How many times have you been told or asked these questions? If you are a translator or an interpreter, or even a language student, you surely… Read More Translation and Interpreting: a comparative analysis
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 today’s article, we will provide you with specific tips on how to be successful at your job interview. The job interview is always an important part of your job application procedure and it can be a crucial factor which decides whether you will get your dream job or not. Your task is to be… Read More 10 tips to ace your job interview
Whenever we read a book written by a foreign writer, we tend to think “What a great writer, he/she writes so well”, without realising that, although the writer is undoubtedly great in the book’s original language, what we are actually reading is the work of the translator, who translated the book into our language. … Read More THE ART OF SUBTITLING