Why tea is strong, not sturdy: Collocations and their crucial role in language and translation

Why tea is strong, not sturdy: Collocations and their crucial role in language and translation   What are collocations and why are they important?   If you ask the average citizen what collocations are, they may not know what you’re talking about, although they will surely use them. Well everybody uses them, but most of

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The challenges of translating poetry

To quote Robin Williams’ brilliant character John Keating in Dead Poets Society, “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race […] poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” Besides being what keeps us going as a species,

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