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DAILYWORD: STUDIED

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 by
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April 3rd, 2019 – Italian is the fourth most STUDIED language in the world.   According to the ranking compiled by Ethnologue, a publication by Sil International (Summer Institute of Linguistics, Dallas, Texas), in the academic year, 2016-17 Italian became the fourth most studied language in the world, after English, Spanish and Chinese. It would

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DAILYWORD: ENDING

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 by
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February 20th, 2019 – The absurd translation of the ENDING of Casablanca in China.   Some translations are conveyed by the culture of the country that translates. As it happened with the movies Gone with the Wind in Japan and Casablanca in China. We know how complex it is to translate a film and we

DAILYWORD: WEEK

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 by
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February 6th, 2019 – The translation of the WEEK: Yuxiang   Yuxiang (that literally means: “fish fragrance”) is a famous condiment in Chinese cuisine used to cook meat or vegetables. It seems to have originated in the Sichuan cuisine but has spread to other Chinese regional cuisines. Despite the meaning of “fish fragrance”, the seasoning

DAILYWORD: UNDERSTAND

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 by
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November 28th, 2018 – Do you really want to UNDERSTAND Italian culture? The bad words, gestures, and imprecations. Today the so-called “belly of the country” (translation from “pancia del Paesi”) triumphs. But to really understand it, we need to look at the immense heritage of linguistic (and semiotic) vulgarity that has belonged to us for centuries.

DAILYWORD: AUTOMATIC

Friday, 23 November 2018 by
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November 23rd, 2018 – An Italian-Sardinian AUTOMATIC translator: the curious proposal of the new graduate Gianfranco Fronteddu.   In the thesis, the description of the project for the creation of Italian-Sardinian automatic translator, funded by the Google Summer Coding program and developed with the participation of Gianfranco Fronteddu to an Erasmus in the Tradumàtica research group

DAILYWORD: ENGLISH

Monday, 19 November 2018 by
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November 19th, 2018 – The 10 ENGLISH words of the social language that we could say in Italian.   Italian, as we know, is heavily influenced by the English language, both in speech and in writing. There are many areas in which the English language seems to be preponderant compared to Italian, and one of these

DAILYWORD: SUBTITLES

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 by
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September 18th, 2018 – Italiansubs closes its doors.   Goodbye to Italiansubs, the community of volunteer translators, who, for 13 years has been offering a subtitling service to series, films and streaming documentaries. The site announced the interruption of their service following “reports of improper and illicit use.”   Read the complete article from CORRIERECOMUNICAZIONI.IT

DAILYWORD: WORLD

Monday, 17 September 2018 by
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September 17th, 2018 – “The most beautiful in the world”: that’s why I love the Italian language   What makes it so special? In a journey through its uses and its history, between a lunch with Dante and an incursion on the stage of Sanremo with Leopardi, the book La più bella del mondo – Perché amare

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DAILYWORD: BILINGUALISM

Friday, 14 September 2018 by
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September 14th, 2018 – The on and off of the brain that allows BILINGUALISM   Often bilingual people pass easily and quickly from one spoken language to another. It is a skill that has always fascinated neurolinguistics, who have tried to study in detail the involvement of the different brain areas, obtaining some partial results.  

DAILYWORD: ITALIAN

Friday, 08 June 2018 by
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June 8th, 2018 – It is not just “bufu”: some of the new words of the ITALIAN language   In recent years there are many new terms and neologisms that have become part of our language and have been certified by the Accademia della Crusca and dictionaries like Zingarelli. From “apericena” to “svapare”, here are

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