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Translation

The Surprising Word That Doesn't Translate Into Other Languages

Michael Wood | Posted 04.17.2014 | Books
Michael Wood

The words and phrases that resist translation are often the difficult ones, visibly sedimented with history and shifting meanings. But one of the many...

The Benefits, Challenges of Establishing Intrapreneurship in Your Business

Phil Shawe | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Phil Shawe

It's quite a challenge to create a platform upon which entrepreneurial spirits can succeed and grow businesses and revenue within the structure of a larger organization.

Re-Appreciate Classic Literature: Learn Another Language

Benny Lewis | Posted 03.14.2014 | Books
Benny Lewis

Have you ever read Dante's Inferno? Don Quixote? How about Around the World in 80 Days, or Crime and Punishment? If you've read them, you know just how memorable and touching the experience of reading a literary masterpiece can be. But have you ever read them... in the original?

Why Machines Alone Cannot Solve the World's Translation Problem

Nataly Kelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

There is a beautiful simplicity in statistical machine translation, such as Google Translate. Essentially, the more data you have, the better the probability of a high-quality translation as an end result. But what do you do when you don't have enough data?

What You Need To Know About Choosing A Personal Trainer

Arin Gragossian | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Arin Gragossian

There are five aspects the average client needs to pay attention to when searching for a personal trainer.

William Weaver's Eco Chamber

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

William Weaver, the American dean of modern Italian literature, died last Tuesday in Rhinebeck, New York. Weaver ('Bill' to friends) was a musicologis...

All Will Be Well: The Radical Optimism of Julian of Norwich

Mirabai Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

For Julian, the good news is not merely the reward we will receive one day when we slough off this mortal coil and go home to God. Every moment is an opportunity to remember that we are perfectly loved and perfectly lovable, just as we are.

Review: I Know (Je Sais) by Ito Naga -- Observing Through Science and Poetry

David Kudler | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
David Kudler

We usually think of science and poetry as inhabiting very different parts of the human mind, of human culture. When an astrophysicist spends his days writing a book of poems called I Know (Je Sais), we might want to pay some attention.

Do You Speak A Second Language? HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.26.2013 | College

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduat...

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

Ella Frances Sanders | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Ella Frances Sanders

As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth." Here, illustrated, are 11 words whose concepts cannot be properly explained across cultures.

Ten Common Myths About Translation Quality

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

The world of translation can be a confusing place, especially if you're the one doing the buying on behalf of your company.

The Dalai Lama: 'This Century Should Be the Century of Love and Compassion'

Michaela Haas | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Sangye Khandro has translated and mastered some of the most profound Buddhist teachings. Born as a Mormon in Oregon as Nanci Gay Gustafson, she became one of the earliest Americans to explore the community of Tibetan refugees in North India in the early seventies.

Mobile Advertising Nearly Doubles Worldwide, Reaching $8.9 Billion

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

While it's true that many companies work with local creative agencies to develop targeted advertising that is unique to each market, campaigns that are launched globally with a cohesive central theme are not uncommon.

How to Order Foreign Foods

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.12.2013 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Why is it that the best restaurants are always French or Italian and you have to be able to speak those languages to order?

Cultural Beliefs and Global Marketing by the Numbers

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

Companies that sell their products and services internationally often underestimate the importance of being familiar with the target culture. More oft...

When You Can't Read the Original, There's Always.... In Translation

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Christopher Atamian

What (and how much) gets lost in translation? How does the translator operate the difficult task of rendering an author's words and stylistic choices into often completely different languages?

Why Translators Are the New Blacksmiths

Nataly Kelly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

Just as blacksmiths helped move us into the industrial age, our modern-day wordsmiths - translators and interpreters - will help us move from the current age, in which information is merely available, to an age in which information also becomes highly relevant and useful.

Decanted Without a Spill: Don Share's Miguel Hernández

Bobby Elliott | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Bobby Elliott

Comparing Don Share's new Miguel Hernández with The Selected Poems highlights both of their graces -- Share's translations, on the whole, prove the more literal. But Share hasn't sacrificed a thing by being loyal where others have been liberal.

Bite Your Tongue at Theater for the New City

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Lauren Cahn

What if one day, for no explicable reason, every single one of these people - people like you and me and everyone we know - suddenly broke that long-standing contract we've made with society to keep our thoughts to ourselves?

10 Hilarious Spanish-English Translation Fails

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Anyone who's ever tried to learn another language knows that translation is a difficult art to master. Cognates turn out to mean something else, p...

10 Steps to Gamifying Your Next Project

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Luis von Ahn is a master "micro-game" designer, whose last major success reCAPTCHA is now is digitizing 100 million words a day -- about two million books a year. His newest game, called Duolingo, is intended to help translate the World Wide Web.

Profiles in Translation: Speaking the Language of Love

Nataly Kelly | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Nataly Kelly

In many parts of Latin America, Valentine's Day is not just for people who are in love. It's known as the "Día del Amor y la Amistad" -- the Day of Love and Friendship.

Are You Using Knowledge, or Is Knowledge Using You?

Miguel Ruiz, Jr. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Throughout life, we constantly narrate, or commentate on, everything we do, say, see, touch, smell, taste, and hear. As natural storytellers, we continuously keep the plot moving forward, sometimes missing millions of subplots that are developing on their own.

Why Immigration Reform Is Good for Translation, Just Not for the Reasons You Think

Nataly Kelly | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

How does immigration boost the economy? There are many reasons, but the short answer is that immigration adds more people who in turn spend more money. Businesses benefit from this spending, a fact reflected in the larger economy.

Profiles in Translation: Inside the World of a Professional Baseball Interpreter

Nataly Kelly | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports
Nataly Kelly

Baseball interpreters have been in the news a lot recently, due to the decision to allow interpreters to approach the pitching mound during games. I recently caught up with Kenji Nimura, an experienced professional interpreter for Japanese, Spanish, and English for players in the Major League.