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What is the difference between ‘writing’ and ‘transcribing’?

Their meaning may be confused, but ‘writing’ and ‘transcribing’ are quite different activities. In a dictionary definition, “transcribing” is “writing…

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Which countries speak the most languages?

We already know that many countries have more than one official language, but did you know that this also happens…

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What copy editors and reviewers do?

Many people think that the role of a reviewer or copy editor is a simple reading to correct mistakes in…

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What is audio transcription?

Transcribing audio is nothing but converting what one or more speakers speak into a written format. The conversion of audio…

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How does the simultaneous translation work and which equipment is used?

People frequently ask about simultaneous translation and if it is the same as consecutive translation. Actually, although these two modes…

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Which are the easiest languages to learn?

In an increasingly globalized world, many people are willing to expand their professional and cultural possibilities by learning new languages.…

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Which are the most difficult languages in the world?

We know that learning a new language is not an easy task, but some languages are more difficult to learn…

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Interesting Facts on being a Polyglot

The official definition of a polyglot is someone who speaks several languages; in general, the word describes a person who…

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What is the origin of the Latin alphabet?

The Latin alphabet, also known as Roman alphabet, is the alphabet writing system most used in the world. Almost all…

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How was the Bible translated?

In different countries and cultures, the Bible exerts huge influence on the social organization and cultural rites. This spiritual book…

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How does the Morse Code work?

The Morse Code was developed by Samuel Finley Breese Morse in 1844 and it was a groundbreaker in the long-distance…

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(Português do Brasil) “Ajudar o peixe” e outras percepções engraçadas em idiomas estrangeiros

Sorry, this entry is only available in Brazilian Portuguese. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below…

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Five tips to write a good essay for a job interview

Today more and more selective processes include an essay. As text specialists we have some tips that work for you…

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What is the difference between Spanish and Castilian?

Most likely you have already heard both words being used as synonyms and asked if there is any difference between…

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What is the difference between ‘essay’ and ‘text production’?

Many people use ‘essay’ and ‘text’ as synonyms, but do these words actually mean the same thing? In fact, there…

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How to apply for Italian citizenship: What you need to know

Brazilians having family connections with Italians may apply for Italian citizenship. The guide below may help you in the process…

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Sworn Translation and Simple Translation: What are the differences?

Made by few professionals and agencies (such as Prowords that is specialized in the service), sworn translations raise doubts and…

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Using Google Translate for official documents: is it a good idea?

Google Translate (or Google Tradutor) became a huge ally to those moving between different languages. It is a user-friendly free…

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Words that have no translation in other languages

Each language has its own origin:  people’s experience, culture, environmental influences … Therefore, there are words that have no literal…

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Why some countries have their names translated?

Alemanha, Germany, Deutschland – all these names refer to the same country. The same happens to Holland – also called…

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Constructed Languages: They do exist!

Some languages are constructed instead of evolving as a cultural part of a people. For several reasons, linguists and amateurs…

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Why are there several languages in the world?

The main purpose of tongues and languages is the communication between people. Today it is much faster to send messages…

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Difference between Translation and Interpretation of LIBRAS

LIBRAS is the acronym for the Brazilian sign language, the expressive (gestural) language used in the communication of deaf people…

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Sworn Translation – What is it and how is it made?

Any document in a foreign language must be accompanied by a sworn translation so that it will be legally valid…

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Which documents are required to move abroad?

Every year, a growing number of Brazilians is choosing to leave Brazil to live overseas. However, most of the ones…

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Translations in the medical and biological areas

The translation of scientific and medicine articles – an area undergoing constant evolution and that constantly incorporates new terms to…

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TRANSLATORS X INTERPRETERS: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

The expression “translator and interpreter” is frequently used and gives the impression that the same person develops both activities, however,…

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Challenges of the translation market in the Oil and Gas area

Extremely important for a wide range of sectors, translations increased significantly in Brazil. In addition to areas such as navigation,…

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