Month: December 2018

TRANSLATION AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS

As a result of an overwhelmingly rapid progress in the fields of communication and transportation, boundaries have become more flexible than ever before to facilitate the unstoppable process of globalization. People now are moving across borders more frequently for a number of reasons such as studies, businesses and employment, etc. For instance, sports teams across …

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Errors in Translation

EXAMPLES OF TRANSLATION ERRORS

Some of the errors committed by unwary and unqualified translators can sometimes be extremely hilarious, embarrassing and costly. Following are some examples of some famous mistranslations: THE SEVENTY ONE MILLION DOLLAR MISTRANSLATION In 1980, when Willie Ramirez was admitted to a Florida hospital in a passed out condition, the people with him struggled to explain …

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