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9 translation mistakes that we repeat every day, suspecting nothing at all

The importance of correct translation becomes particularly evident when errors are discovered. The translator’s talent is represented in attention to details and the ability to analyze the overall picture and not so much in the knowledge of foreign languages. Even a small error sometimes leads to serious or even tragic consequences. Inaccurate transcriptions are changing […]

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The abolition of the Apostille in the EU is now effective

Debated at the European Commission in 2010, before a first press release on this subject in 2013, the draft law to simplify administrative procedures in all EU countries was finally published on 6 July 2016 and applied on February 16, 2019. Since, the Apostille is no longer required within the EU for official documents. What […]

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Leading Irish entrepreneurs back Translit in €500,000 investment

Translit, a Cork based translation company, has secured €500,000 in investment from backers Dave Ronayne, chief executive of Irish Mainport Holdings, and Choice Hotel Group founder Frankie Whelehan. The investment is the first to be made by Irish private equity firm Chashrock Capital, focused on working with successful entrepreneurs to co-invest on deals valued at between €350,000 to €1 […]

All-Ireland Business Summit
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All – Ireland Business Summit 2018

This event is one of the most significant gatherings of its kind. It has played host to the most prominent entrepreneurs in the country. We are delighted to have been invited to participate once more. We are always excited to meet our existing customers as well as start new relationships and learn more what way […]

Interpreting Fails
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Funny…or not so funny! Interpreting epic fails that can change the world

Bad Language Interpretation “Nobody is going to notice my mistake”. This is a frequent thought when we are chatting in a language we are not fluent in. Obviously, this rule doesn’t apply in interpreting jobs. Someone could think “don’t be too rigid! – a small mistake never killed anyone”. Maybe not, but close. You probably […]

Central Perk Business Shop
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Short steps to running a successful business in Spain

Running A Business in Spain Last night, Marina was at her home in Seville, SPAIN. She turned on the TV and watched the last episode (again) of her favourite TV series of all time, FRIENDS. Feeling more nostalgic than ever, in a sudden fit of enthusiasm, she feels determined to recreate Central Perk. She finds […]

Quality Interpreter Tick
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QUALITIES OF A GOOD INTERPRETER

Interpreting We will need an interpreter at some point in our lives, and it has better be a good one. When I was 15 years old I played the role of interpreter without even knowing. The story took place at a hardware store. A British client wanted a sink cap but the owner couldn’t understand […]

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Bilingual – The benefits of being one

Being Bilingual. In 2016, according to a survey from the Journal.ie, more than three-quarters of Irish people cannot speak a foreign language. This is in comparison to Luxembourg only 1.1%, Austrian 21.9% or Italian 40.1%. In an international context, being bilingual is really helpful in many situations on a daily life basis. The communication becomes […]

psychology of the brain
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10 Language Psychology and Sociolinguistic Facts and theories

Psychology and Sociolinguistics There have been numerous studies throughout history delving into the possible links between psychology and linguistics. The majority have found psychology and languages to be wholly different entities. Nevertheless, there has been phenomena within languages that have a firm psychological basis. This can also be seen within the cultures of the countries […]

Sleeping on your Holidays
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6-month holiday to celebrate bank holidays all over the world

Bank Holidays all over the world. If you are a couch potato, this is probably not the right article for you. If you don’t like travelling and discovering the world, maybe you won’t find this column interesting. Or perhaps not. Perhaps your best attitude is to lie on the sofa, but you are a dreamer […]

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