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Translation idioms

April 19, 2016

Translating Animal Metaphors into Spanish and Other Languages

Idioms are an important part of any language. Thanks to our intimate relationship with animals, there are a large amount of animal-related metaphors in most languages. For example, humans tend to express different emotions by referencing animals. As a result, most of the idioms which include animals are terse but concise, short but comprehensive. A lot of animal idioms are found in English, Spanish, and other languages. However, since there are great differences in history, culture, geographical environment, literature, customs, religion, and ways of thinking between, for example, Mexico and China, people who speak Spanish would not relate to some […]
December 4, 2015
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Lost in Translation: Top Challenges with Language Translations

At Executive Linguist Agency, we have done numerous written translations over the years with most of them being English-to-Spanish translation and vice versa.  It is the job of a skilled translator to recreate a document in the target language without distorting its meaning. Translating from one related language to another (from Spanish to Italian, for example) can minimize inaccurate translations, but nuances still exist. Here are some of the typical language translation challenges that arise: Sentence Structure In English, a simple sentence is structured with the subject, verb, and object – in that particular order. For example, “Pablo translates documents” […]