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Watch out, false friends are about!

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There are a lot of challenges when it comes to understanding a foreign language, even if you are already an intermediate speaker and can communicate quite well in it. We have previously mentioned idiomatic expressions which can cause confusion or misunderstanding and can be every translator’s or interpreter’s nightmare. Well, it is not the end of the story. There come so called false friends next. It is easy to figure out what false friends could mean in real life but when it comes to a linguistic realm it obviously has something to do with understanding the original meaning which is not so straightforward anymore.

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Lost in translation and other losses

Lost in Translation

Due to the incredibly complex nature of every language, word-for-word translation is often extremely difficult if not impossible.

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Happy Leap Year 2020! Calendar Trivia

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A new decade has started. Anno Domini 2020 has arrived. It is a leap year. Have a look at a few interesting facts about our calendar which you might have no idea about.

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Every country has its own Santa

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St. Nick, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Santa Claus,
Święty Mikołaj, Mikuláš, Papai Noel, Babbo Natale, La Befana, Дед Мороз

Christmas is a magic time that we are looking forward to. Children especially await Santa Claus and presents. However, is it always Santa that brings them?

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Magia prezentów – co kraj, to Mikołaj

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Święty Mikołaj, St. Nick, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Mikuláš, Papai Noel, Babbo Natale, La Befana, Дед Мороз

Święta to magiczny czas, oczekujemy na nie z niecierpliwością. Dzieci szczególnie wypatrują prezentów i Świętego Mikołaja. Ale kto tak naprawdę je przynosi?

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Jet lag – demystified. Theory versus practice.

Jet lag
Jet lag

In our previous article we mentioned a bucket list and happy travels that are very often included in it as a ‘must-do’ thing. However, one should bear in mind that travelling does not always bring you joy and happiness. It’s about jet lag.

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