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Your Daily Giggle (Sponsored by Milan: Expo 2015)

One of the many fundamental milestone along the way to translating from Italian to English is understanding when you should use plural and when the singulars is appropriate. It’s the kind of mistakes a translators doesn’t make when he grew … Continue reading

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Giornalettismo on the “horrors” of Expo 2015′s English Translations

No Peanuts! and the Orrori da Gustare of Expo 2015′s “Foody” section are getting media attention in Italy. It’s about time! Aggiornato al 17 marzo 2014 ore 19:54 Gli incredibili orrori di traduzione in inglese sul sito dell’Expo 2015 fanno arrabbiare tutti di Stefania … Continue reading

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Marco Valsecchi azzecca in pieno: “Expo 2015 Stumbles Over English Translations”

Qualcuno, molto sommessamente, qualche dubbio l’aveva già sollevato ai tempi del lancio della campagna televisiva sulle reti Rai. Quel “Made by Italians”, presentato come una sorta di licenza poetica, poteva anche risultare chiaro al pubblico italiano al quale era rivolto lo spot. … Continue reading

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Meet Cretino! The Expo 2015 Italian-to-English Translator

No Peanutsistas! will recall our February 18, 2014 post “Expo 2015 in Milan – La gioia di stare al ribasso! [Expo 2015 in Milan – The Joy of Undercutting the Market!] in which No Peanuts! revealed the pitiful rates translation agencies … Continue reading

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Expo 2015 a Milano – La gioia di stare al ribasso! [in italiano]

Alla fine del 2015 a Milano arriva EXPO 2015, un’altra fantastica occasione per l’Italia per mettere sotto gli occhi di un pubblico internazionale quanto ha di meglio! Perché allora pensiamo già che sarà un flop? In parte perché gli organizzatori … Continue reading

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Expo 2015 in Milan – La gioia di stare al ribasso! [in English]

Expo 2015 arrives in Milan, Italy in late 2015, another fabulous opportunity for Italy to show off its very best for an international audience! So why do we already think it’s going to be a flop? In part because the … Continue reading

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Is This How You’d Talk to Your Translator? / Lo diresti al tuo traduttore?

Every once in a while a really brilliant public-awareness campaign comes along. Here’s one of them. (Videos below.) As the folks at #coglioneNo (No Morons Here) write on their site: [#coglioneNo] is a reaction to the cheapening of creative work by … Continue reading

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There Is Always Someone | C’è Sempre Qualcuno

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Webflakes – At least half of their name is right

The people at Webflakes have a great idea for translators: Come work for free! Yes, it’s yet another business that hopes to profit from other people’s unpaid work (in this case, “language buffs – professional translators or students, active or … Continue reading

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La Vita Agra di un Traduttore – Alessandra Benvenuto (23 Ott 13)

Sorvoliamo il titolo cliché, poco fantasioso, da pappagallo. Leggere questo articolo vale la pena.

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