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ITD 2016: Connecting worlds, from your food to your feet

What do translators and interpreters do all day? They connect worlds, so people can understand and learn from each other, to benefit everyone. That’s the theme for International Translation Day 2016, which is this Friday. It’s easy to get involved and help the communities that need

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Catalan Book Week: something new, something old

150 new books are being launched at over 200 events right now in Barcelona – it’s Catalan Book Week. There is much to celebrate, not least the 20th Trajectòria Award going to translator Anna Casassas. You don’t have to go to Barcelona

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the language is yours, cherish it

This week’s number one, slaying Justine Timberlake and Adele, is a song in te reo Māori. What a fantastic end to the 40th Maori Language Week in New Zealand. Here’s the karaoke version of Maimoatia/Cherish it by the team at Pūkana (a

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Sing your heart out at the football: Calon lân

  Wales will be singing tonight as they play Portugal in the Euro 2016 football semi-final. And they will be singing this song: According to the BBC, it only takes half an hour to learn the words to calon lân, which means a

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A Polish contribution to statistics

Almost 52 per cent of voters in a small group of islands off the west coast of Europe have decided to leave. The immediate result has been panic, fear – and a racist backlash, hitting the biggest minority of non-UK citizens,

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Jamala: Crimean Tatar in translation

Eurovision 2016, almost everyone is singing in English (even the French!!!) and a Crimean Tatar wins, singing the chorus in a language that isn’t even available on Google Translate. Because she sings with passion about her people, who were forcibly

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Do you miss your country?

Do you miss your country? If you do, even if you don’t want to go back, it doesn’t matter where you are, but you will understand Monika Szydłowska’s drawings, and you might want to join 13,000 others to see what

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Christ is risen! in 250 languages

Christ is Risen! By the time you read this, we will have probably only sung this Easter greeting in about ten languages, from Arabic to Swedish. But a Canadian Orthodox priest, Steven Bigham, has collected this Easter greeting in 250 tongues. They are all painstakingly

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A Translation for every Teenager

Every teenager in Sweden should get a translation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We should all be Feminists in time for Christmas. What would I give every teenager in translation into English? Something from a teenage perspective: Their peers are more likely

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Happy Birthday translators! 

Happy 60th Birthday to us! The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL) is 60 this year. The party has started: a lively exhibition opens tomorrow. The opening tonight was a celebration of linguistic skills and challenges in a multicultural

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