What is YOUR favorite language?

October 13th, 2014 — 11:08am

Have you ever wondered what the most popular language is? It’s a recurring question we can hardly find an answer for, since it’s a very subjective matter. Is Italian more romantic than French? Does Japanese look more appealing than Polish? How awesome is Thai? So many beautiful languages out there but only one can be […]

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Bosley’s New Friends – Bosleys neue Freunde

July 7th, 2014 — 9:27am

Recently I have gotten my hands on this new kid’s book for German and English learners named Bosley’s New Friends. This dual language book is very useful for young learners of German and English because it has a very easy to read format and is illustrated very well with good vocabulary for children. The book […]

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Frozen Heart – Translation Strategies Revealed for Disney© Movie Titles

June 24th, 2014 — 8:30am

Other studies of movie titles have shown that translators can go a thousand miles in order to culturally adapt their translations to fit their audience; sometimes to the very extreme (cf. Brew 2008, 50FMTT 2011 and Mahan 2012). Ultimately the producers’ choice, this article nonetheless investigates translations of Disney© movie titles from English into the target […]

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The Top Language Lovers 2014 results are out!

June 13th, 2014 — 2:22pm

Finally the results are out! After weeks of competition, bab.la and Lexiophiles have revealed the winners of the Top Language Lovers 2014. The results uncovered some unexpected surprises: a lot of newcomers have ranked very high whereas recurring online language lovers have ranked higher this year… or sometimes lower! All results can be found on […]

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All set for the world cup 2014 with bab.la!

April 15th, 2014 — 2:14pm

It’s already been four years since South Africa and yet I can still hear the vuvuzelas echoing. Well, as we all know, the 2014 world cup is in Brazil, which, in all fairness, is THE nation representing football. If football did not exist, they’d invent it. And win all the time (Brazil has won the […]

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BING TRANSLATOR vs. GOOGLE TRANSLATE – the Right Text for the Right Tool

March 26th, 2014 — 7:56am

Who wouldn’t want a free translation from any language to another, delivered in two shakes of a lamb’s tail? Seems like many of us do, or otherwise the online world wouldn’t be filled with various translation tools, each being described as the best solution for all translation problems and needs. However, for a professional translator […]

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