Inspiring young language talent

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Inspiring young language talent

“Mayday mayday, we are sinking, we are sinking!” “Hello, zis is ze German coastguard. Vat are you sinking about?” With this little commercial from a German language school (see clip above) we introduced ourselves to about 150 students at the Fowey River Academy last Friday. The motto of the day was “Languages at Work” and

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Wanted: Excellent English to French translator for full-time position

Job description for English to French Translator (in-house position) Newquay, Cornwall Salary: Depending on candidate’s experience and qualifications Job type: Permanent, full time Anja Jones Translation is a boutique translation company in Cornwall, Southwest England. We have a team of 40 freelance translators specialising in website translation, app translation and brand translation in German, French

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Expressing politeness in Thai

To be polite when speaking to Thai people can be quite tricky because in Thailand the word ‘please’ (‘กรุณา’) is hardly heard in normal day life. Normally in English we would say ‘Can I have…..please?’ but in Thai we would just say ‘เอา (ao)’ which means ‘I want’ instead. But even though the word ‘please’

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10 common Thai proverbs … and what they mean in English

Just like any other language, Thai has many proverbs and sayings. Here are my top 10 favourite proverbs and what they mean in English: สีซอให้ควายฟัง (see sor hai kwai fang) Translation: To play the violin for the buffalo to listen to. Meaning: Talking to a brick wall. (The person you are speaking to does not listen.) หนีเสื่อประจระเข้ (nee seua pa jo ra kay)

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