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9 translation mistakes that we repeat every day, suspecting nothing at all

The importance of correct translation becomes particularly evident when errors are discovered. The translator’s talent is represented in attention to details and the ability to analyze the overall picture and not so much in the knowledge of foreign languages. Even a small error sometimes leads to serious or even tragic consequences. Inaccurate transcriptions are changing …

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Leading Irish entrepreneurs back Translit in €500,000 investment

Translit, a Cork based translation company, has secured €500,000 in investment from backers Dave Ronayne, chief executive of Irish Mainport Holdings, and Choice Hotel Group founder Frankie Whelehan. The investment is the first to be made by Irish private equity firm Chashrock Capital, focused on working with successful entrepreneurs to co-invest on deals valued at between €350,000 to €1 …

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Interpreting Fails

Funny…or not so funny! Interpreting epic fails that can change the world

Bad Language Interpretation “Nobody is going to notice my mistake”. This is a frequent thought when we are chatting in a language we are not fluent in. Obviously, this rule doesn’t apply in interpreting jobs. Someone could think “don’t be too rigid! – a small mistake never killed anyone”. Maybe not, but close. You probably …

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psychology of the brain

10 Language Psychology and Sociolinguistic Facts and theories

Psychology and Sociolinguistics There have been numerous studies throughout history delving into the possible links between psychology and linguistics. The majority have found psychology and languages to be wholly different entities. Nevertheless, there has been phenomena within languages that have a firm psychological basis. This can also be seen within the cultures of the countries …

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