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Why do words get lost in translation?

Why do words get lost in translation?

You don’t usually ask someone “What can’t you do?” when you inquire about their job. However, “untranslatable” or difficult to translate words can be both fascinating and difficult t… Continue Reading »

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What are translators' skills?

What are translators' skills?

Our translators bring more than just their linguistic capabilities to their job. At MTT, we only use mother-tongue translators, meaning that all of our translators have in-depth knowledge of not… Continue Reading »

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Hobbit Translations

Hobbit Translations

If you’ve ever delved into the appendices of Lord of the Rings, there’s plenty to keep your inner translation nerd happy. This is of course one of many reasons that the works of JRR Tolkien … Continue Reading »

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Did you know? – Polari was a secret language in the 19th and 20th centuries

Did you know? – Polari was a secret language in the 19th and 20th centuries

We’re celebrating Pride Month with a language you may never have heard of – Polari!

Polari sprang up in the 1700s and 1800s as a secret language used by vagrants, itinerant performers, sailor… Continue Reading »

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Easter Around the World

Easter Around the World

With our Easter bank holiday just passed, we’re delving into Easter traditions from around the world! While you may be used to tucking into some chocolate and seeing eggs, chicks and bunnies, … Continue Reading »

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What is the difference between being bilingual and being a translator?

What is the difference between being bilingual and being a translator?

While translators are always at least bilingual, simply being bilingual often isn’t enough to be a professional translator.

Translating doesn’t just require knowing another language. Translat… Continue Reading »

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Voldemort's Identity Crisis

Voldemort's Identity Crisis

It goes without saying that translation requires a great deal of knowledge – of languages and cultures, and of specialised subjects. It is this skillset that allows translators to both underst… Continue Reading »

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Around the World at Easter

Around the World at Easter

The Easter egg is a huge part of Easter celebrations in the UK. Representing new life, decorating Easter eggs (or eating lots of chocolate ones) is an unquestioned part of Easter.

But how do East… Continue Reading »

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Human intelligence – still the future of translations?

Human intelligence – still the future of translations?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasing part of our everyday lives and while many of us have seen the benefits, some still remain sceptical.

Machines that don't require frequent br… Continue Reading »

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Interpreters for business meetings

Interpreters for business meetings

Interpreters cost money – so why should you have one?

When you’re looking at an overseas project, perhaps for the first time, you’ll want to keep a tight rein on expenses which can quickly sp… Continue Reading »

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