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Monday, 01 April 2019 by

April 1st, 2019 – The English language and the WORLD culture   English can certainly be called the dominant language in the world. There are some reasons why this definition fits the English language so well. The main point must be seen in the fact that English has acquired an enormous power precisely for the

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 by

March 23rd, 2019 – RESPEAKING, the last frontier of simultaneous translations.   Respeaking is a revolution in the world of international conferences and interpreting thanks to a new technology that allows the reporting of a speaker directly to the target language in real time on a big screen.   The revolution is represented by a speech


Wednesday, 30 January 2019 by

January 30th, 2019 – 10 Spanish phrases to remember   Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world. Widespread on every continent, it brings with it a variety of cultures, which is also expressed in their language, with a large number of different terms for each speaking state, aimed at identifying the same

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Monday, 28 January 2019 by

January 27th, 2019 – Talk about how you look at the world (that’s how the language you use affects REALITY)   “There are thoughts that belong to only one language”, with these words the Polish writer Stanislaw Jerzy Lec brilliantly underlines the fascination of learning a language that is not his own and highlights how our


Sunday, 28 October 2018 by

October 28th, 2018 – Chinese – English translations: the importance of doing BUSINESS with the other part of the world.   The businessman of today is not afraid to look beyond the border, even very far from his country of origin: he knows that in the global market and in the new players of the


Wednesday, 26 September 2018 by

September 26th, 2018 – EUROPE must protect its rich tapestry of languages.   Every two weeks a language dies. Unesco estimates that around half of the world’s languages will become extinct by the year 2100. When a language dies, a culture dies with it, because language is much more than a communication tool. Every language


Monday, 17 September 2018 by

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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Thursday, 16 August 2018 by

August 16th, 2018 – Why are the translation of menus always WRONG Emily Monaco, a professional culinary translator, has written an excellent article about the issues on menus translations around the world. “When I arrived in Paris,” she says at the beginning, “I had to confront a strange problem: I could not understand the menus in English,


Friday, 03 August 2018 by

August 2nd, 2018 – “Translation, the metaphor of LINGUISTIC hospitality”   The literary translation is the fulcrum of the “Babel” Festival in Bellinzona. The event, with this idea at the base, is a unique event in the world. Its founder, Vanni Bianconi, intends in this way to throw new light on an entire art form. Because

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Monday, 30 July 2018 by

July 30th, 2018 – The artificial intelligence of Google translator prophesies the end of the world and nobody knows for sure why   Sometimes computer science can be a little scary and sometimes this fear is more than justified. Beyond the fear that our personal data will end up in the wrong hands, sometimes these fears