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May 2016
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Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first-time expat, stepping onto foreign territory can make you feel very vulnerable. Everything seems so bizarre and foreign that even little differences and insecurities can escalate into huge problems. We often create mountains out of molehills and begin to struggle with daily life, asking ourselves: Will I ever …

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5
Abr 2016
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Zürich: A Multikulti Hub in the Heart of Europe. Unlike Belgium – where internal linguistic and cultural diversity has been hindering politics on a national level for decades – Switzerland, with its four native cultures and languages, appears to be surprisingly stable. Dividing or unifying the country with France, Germany and Italy has never been …

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8
Jul 2015
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Over the past two weeks we’ve playing around with your words. Whether it’s hockey, football or rugby, we’ve been running around in your field of expertise and smashing goals, to deliver the best in sports translations. When it comes to working with the world’s number one sport, we can translate offside and defence passes in …

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4
Jun 2015
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Last month we sent one of our English<>Spanish interpreters to spend a month at Leader Dogs for the Blind, in Rochester, Michigan, a top guide dog training schools in the United States, with an ongoing relationship with ONCE and the Lions Club in Spain. Where there is an increasing number of Spanish and Latin American …

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25
Feb 2015
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In England and Wales – where (according to the last 2011 census) an estimated 138,000 residents cannot speak any English – having access to a professional medical interpreter can mean the difference between life and death. Talking through an interpreter, Zahra, who like her husband, speaks no English, describes the stressful and worrying night she …

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Ene 2015
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You’ve finally arrived at the ferry terminal for that long-awaited holiday in northern Spain. You drive happily off the ferry but only 30 minutes later find yourself waiting on the hard shoulder of the motorway after a hefty collision with another car. The damage to the rear of car is one problem, however the language …

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30
Dic 2014
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You’ve just arrived in Geneva and answer a routine phone call from a potential Swiss German client with ‘Good morning, how are you?’ only to be met with your first culture shock; an impatient and abrupt response of, ‘I don’t have time for chit chat; let’s talk business’. This could be taken as plain rudeness …

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22
Dic 2014
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The other day I read an entertaining article in the news concerning the new arrival of a Skype online translation software, currently only decoding language between Spanish and English. At first sight, stumbling upon the article was quite alarming; I started to worry, has the sci-fi dream finally arrived? Has technology finally superceded human expertise? …

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15
Dic 2014
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Last week our English – Polish interpreter, Magda, met with a Polish client at a law firm in Manchester, to assist him make an enquiry about a personal injury claim. He had recently suffered an injury working as an electrician for a company, contracted to build a new supermarket. Unfortunately, his workday went terribly wrong. …

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27
Nov 2014
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A patient is hurried into Liverpool Royal emergencies at 3am. She is originally from Hong Kong and attempts to describe her agonizing symptoms in Cantonese but only receives blank faces from the medical staff. No medical interpreter is available until 9 am and so a Mandarin speaking Chinese nurse is instead quickly called upon to …

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