It’s quite normal and even understandable that people ask some strange questions once they find out you’re a translator: it’s not such a common profession and many people don’t even know it exists. And that’s ok. I’m sure there are a lot more misconceptions around there, but I will try to debunk just the ones […]
Every time I tell someone I work as a translator, one of the most common things I hear is something like “oh, I’m great with languages, do you know where I can find translation work?” In each different situation, I always end up not knowing what to say. Lacking some basic information about translation as […]
Whenever I say I come from Portugal, I immediately see a light in people’s eyes. Living in a foreign country, I often come across people who have a trip to Portugal on their bucket list or have some amazing memories of their last visit and can’t wait to go back and delve deeper. It’s not […]
European or Iberian Portuguese, or Portuguese from Portugal: these are the ways we can refer to the native language of Portugal. Just like Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian, Portuguese is a Romance Language, which means it evolved from Vulgar Latin, after the Romans arrived on the Iberian Peninsula bringing the Latin language with them. Even […]
If you Google “translator”, you’ll get about 150,000,000 results. If you can get past the first ones, which mainly list “automatic translation” tools, you’ll start getting numerous options for translation service providers.