Superstitious much? Friday the 13th and Cultural Translation
Tomorrow is Friday the 13th. It is true that people believe less and less in superstitions, but there are still many who, on days like today, go about their routines - read more
What is AAVE?
“Why is Ebonics broken English but English is not broken German? Why is Ebonics a dialect of English if English is not a dialect of Latin?” ― (Ibram X. - read more
Polari: a language born from prejudice
“So bona to vada, with your lovely eek and your lovely riah” (so good to look at, with your lovely face and your lovely hair) Picadilly Palare, Morrissey, 1990 - read more
A-Z Glossary of LGBTQ+ Terminology in English and Spanish
“Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” Anthony Burgess. In a previous blog, we wrote about the importance - read more
Why do languages become endangered?
How many languages would you say are spoken today? A running joke in the world of linguistics is that a sample of Americans once responded to this question with a - read more
What is gender-neutral language?
“An actress can only play the role of a woman. I’m an actor- I can play anything”. (Whoopi Goldberg, 1986). Whether it be common nouns like ‘fireman’ or ‘midwife’, or - read more
Similar expressions and idioms in English and Spanish
Have you ever seen a literal translation into English of a Spanish expression? If you have, you were probably puzzled, wondering about the meaning and maybe why Spanish people are - read more