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Cockney Rhyming Slang

The people that have a lot in common with each other having the same interests, jobs and experience developed its own characteristic and informal vocabulary called slang. Is there any chance of understanding those people if you’re not a member of their social group? Continue reading “Cockney Rhyming Slang”

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Literal translation

The art of translation demands many years spent with languages. Even the smallest nuance can decide about meaning. A ton of dictionaries and reference books, a profound knowledge and a sharp mind – these are the things that create a good translator.

Today we are going to deal with one of the most common problems for especially aspiring translators: literal translation. It’s not a secret that it is not always possible to translate word for word, especially if we translate from a language from one language family to a language from other language family.

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Australian English

English is a global language that has many varieties. The most popular and well known types of English are British and American English. There are also less known and used types like for example Australian English. Does it differ from other varieties significantly? What is characteristic to it? It’s time to get to know how to speak like an Aussie 🙂 Continue reading “Australian English”