You know you are born and raised in…

  I’ve just read these great articles talking about different places and people. It’s a very interesting way to learn more about foreign cultures. The Sao Paulo version was quite accurate, so I assume the others are as well. I’m so glad to know now that France’s favorite time of the day is 4 pm, Argentinians […]

Dearest creature in creation…

… study English pronunciation It’s been some three months since I started having English classes with this fun Englishman. “But, Marina, I thought you were a translator and interpreter! How come you need English classes?” I am a Brazilian translator and interpreter, my native language is Portuguese. I do know a lot about the English […]

Have you heard the news?

When someone as important as Hugo Chavez dies, an interpreter must immediately run to YouTube and research: – how do they pronounce his name in foreign languages; – how did they translate a possible key sentence of the announcement speech (that will make the headlines the next day); – how did the White House react. […]