11 , 2017

The cheap translation

05 , 2017

Pieces of advice from our Chinese-Russian-English translator

25 , 2017

The difficulties of table text translation in the absence of context






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The Top Words of 2010

3-d
    Three-dimensional (as in movies) is buffo box office this year, but 3-d is being used in new ways generally describing robustness in products (such as toothpaste).
deficit
  1. A growing and possibly intractable problem for the economies of most of the developed world.

  2. The amount by which something is less than it should be
guido and guidette
    Hey! all things jersey are hot, capish? (actually, capisci in standard italian.)
refudiate
    Conflation of refute and repudiate (un)officially coined by sarah palin.
snowmaggedden
    Portmanteau words linking snow with apocalypse and armageddon, used to describe the record snowfalls in the us east coast and northern europe last winter.
spillcam
    The bp spillcam instantly beamed the immensity of the gulf spill around the world to the dismay of environmentalists, bps pr staff and the president.
the narrative
    Though used at least since the narrative of the life of frederick douglass in 1845, the narrative has recently been gaining traction in the political arena, virtually replacing the need for a pa...
vuvuzela
    Brightly colored plastic horns that first came to prominence at the south african world cup.