Tag Archives: Spanish

Ukraine, Language, Elections, and False Friends—Oh My!

Here in Quebec, the belle province, it’s March break for some of us. For others, it’s a regular workweek. If you happen to have a winter holiday, you may be interested in reading some articles or seeing videoclips I came across late last week and this week. Most of you are aware of the current […]

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The Many Faces of Spanish

Greetings! It is my pleasure to announce that Martin Boyd, owner-operator of Diálogos Intercultural Services, has recently published my review of The Story of Spanish, a book co-written by Canadian authors Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow. Below is an excerpt of the text. According to 2012 statistics prepared by the Cervantes Institute, Spanish is the […]

Foreign Languages in English-Language Contexts: Part II

Last week, I presented a few tidbits about the use of French in an English-language context. As many of you know, I work with Spanish—or at least try to do so—in my daily translation and revision activities. That said, I thought that it would be a good idea to present some pointers that could cause […]

Attempting to translate into another target language

Because I have quite a bit of down time this long weekend, I decided to do something I thought I would never do: attempt to translate into a language that is not my mother tongue. At first I assumed the experiment would be a total disaster. In the end, I was rather surprised with the […]