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15 Interesting Language Facts

We use languages every day, but how much do we know about the one we use? Letrário – Translation Services decided to put together 15 interesting language facts about several languages to share with you. Did you know that…? Hawaiians have over 200 different words for “rain.” For example, there’s the kili noe, a fine, […]

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Safety Data Sheet Translation

Safety Data Sheet Translation Services

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are documents that provide information on the safety of materials and mixtures, and are mainly aimed at the end user. Suppliers, importers or manufacturers of materials classified as hazardous must provide these sheets on materials used in European countries, and many others, as special processes […]

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Translation Services during COVID-19

Letrário – Translation Services remain fully operational during COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to virtually every nation on earth, so we wish a speedy recovery to all those affected by it. We also hope a definitive solution emerges from cooperation among scientists around the world. In the meantime, we would like to inform […]

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Acronym COVID-19

Writing about COVID-19

COVID-19 is an Acronym Coronavirus is the designation for the virus causing the disease called COVID-19, an acronym. Let us go step by step: An acronym is a sequence of letters representing words. As regards COVID-19, CO stands for “corona”, VI for “virus” and D for “disease”: the 2019 coronavirus disease. In other words, we’re […]

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Search Engine Evolution

BERT – Search Engine Evolution

In late October 2019, Google launched a new algorithm to optimise search engine results. The algorithm is called BERT, and stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representation from Transformers. Described as the largest step in the evolution of the search engine industry in the past five years, it is estimated to affect one in ten searches. In […]

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Certified Translations in the UK

Certified Translations in the UK – ATC Stamp

New research by David Gray, sponsored by the Association of Translation Companies (ATC), highlights the lack of standardisation in the way UK public sector organisations accept certified translations. It also highlights divergent practices carried out by suppliers of certified translations in the United Kingdom. As an Accredited Member of the association that defines excellence standards […]

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5 essential translation principles

Étienne Dolet’s Five Essential Translation Principles

Étienne Dolet (1509-1546) was a French scholar, translator and printer, considered an influential but controversial figure. His thoughts on essential translation principles eventually cost him his life. In this article, we tell the story of the rendering that sentenced him to death on charges of heresy by the Inquisition, and present his theoretical legacy to […]

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