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Could a Poor Translation Kill You?

Could a Poor Translation Kill You?

No inquest has returned a verdict of death by bad translation - but poor translations in healthcare and law could seriously damage your health.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Books Translate into Masterpieces in Any Language

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Books Translate into Masterpieces in Any Language

Garcia Marquez died earlier this month (April 17), aged 87, having seen his books translated into 21 languages.

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Facilities for Your Private Parts: Beijing Hotel Brochure Gets Lost in Translation

Facilities for Your Private Parts: Beijing Hotel Brochure Gets Lost in Translation

Extracts from a hilarious brochure for a Beijing hotel that was translated from Mandarin to English using machine translation tools.

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Popular Translation App Arrives on Android

Popular Translation App Arrives on Android

The wait is finally over – Android users can now get their hands on visual language translation app Waygo.

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Gambia to drop English as national language

Gambia to drop English as national language

President of Gambia said: “We are going to speak our own language.”

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Sri Lanka Translation Blunders Hit a Nerve

Sri Lanka Translation Blunders Hit a Nerve

As translation errors go, a mistake recently pointed out to the Sri Lankan government by the country’s angered Tamil community is a humdinger.

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In Defence of the Apostrophe

In Defence of the Apostrophe

Try banishing the apostrophe and you risk facing a legion of angry grammarians intent of preserving the humble punctuation mark.

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Baidu’s Translation App Now Translates Images

Baidu’s Translation App Now Translates Images

Baidu has updated its translation app to include object recognition but produces some very strange results.

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Law Firms Eye International Expansion in 2014

Law Firms Eye International Expansion in 2014

As more law firms look to expand their global footprints in 2014, translation is becoming an increasingly important part of firms’ strategies.

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Translated Scroll Points to the Ark of the Covenant

Translated Scroll Points to the Ark of the Covenant

A text has been translated that mentions the location of the lost Ark of the Covenant

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Dog-To-English Translation in Development

Dog-To-English Translation in Development

scientists in Sweden and Finland are close to developing a dog-to-English translator

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Why Getting Translation Wrong Could Cost You

Why Getting Translation Wrong Could Cost You

Google Translate makes it easier for companies to offer translated content to customers – but many companies, organisations get it wrong.

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Can You Master the ‘Toughest Tongue Twister Ever’?

Can You Master the ‘Toughest Tongue Twister Ever’?

Toughest Tongue Twister Ever -- ‘Pad kid poured curd pulled cold.’

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Translation Services a ‘Vital Part’ of Healthcare Strategies

Translation Services a ‘Vital Part’ of Healthcare Strategies

Research shows that patients with no or limited English are at greater risk of medical error or misdiagnosis if they are not provided with an interpreter.

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Arsene Wenger Recognised for his Dedication to Language Learning

Arsene Wenger Recognised for his Dedication to Language Learning

Arsene Wenger's dedication to language has now been recognised in a poll voted for by Guardian readers to choose a public language champion for 2013.

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Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language Interpreter Explains:

Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language Interpreter Explains:

The infamous sign language interpreter from Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Thamsanqa Jantjie, has claimed that he suffered from a schizophrenic attack that caused him to translate incorrectly and that he is an accredited sign language interpreter.

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Exploring the Source of Language Comprehension

Exploring the Source of Language Comprehension

Scientists are mapping the brain in order to pinpoint areas crucial to language comprehension.

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Dora the Explorer to be Translated into Maori

Dora the Explorer to be Translated into Maori

Popular children's television shows Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Squarepants are to be translated into Maori for Kiwi kids.

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Standard Teaching Practices Can Hinder Language Learning

Standard Teaching Practices Can Hinder Language Learning

Cambridge University study shows that the way in which language is formally taught fails to take full advantage of the learning process.

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Swahili Set to Become Official Language of East Africa

Swahili Set to Become Official Language of East Africa

Swahili is set to become the official language of five major countries in East Africa as part of an effort to improve business and community links in the region.

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