Business idioms

Business idioms and financial jargon illustrated An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning whereas Jargon is a type of language that is used in a particular context —usually a specific trade or profession— and may not be well understood outside of it. Here you have a list … Continue reading Business idioms

10 most “useful” languages according to the World Economic Forum

Most useful languages First of all, it is important to highlight the difference between the most spoken languages in the world and those more likely to provide career and job opportunities, since the economic and strategic weight of a language depends on many factors, not only on how many people speak it. Top 10 languages … Continue reading 10 most “useful” languages according to the World Economic Forum

How can we avoid the next financial meltdown?

How the rich get richer – money in the world economy I strongly recommend this excellent and thorough TV report produced by Germany’s public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW). The starting point is the map of the current situation: exploding real estate prices, zero interest rate and a rising stock market – the rich are … Continue reading How can we avoid the next financial meltdown?

Wörgl: the miracle of a local currency

The Miracle of Wörgl Legend has it that in the midst of the Great  Depression, the mayor of the city of Wörgl, in Austria, issued a new currency… which depreciated every month by 1% due to the so-called rate of oxidation! That currency was a “Certified Compensation Bill”, a form of local currency best known … Continue reading Wörgl: the miracle of a local currency

Quotes About Translation Citas sobre la traducción Citations sur la traduction

Quotes about translation · Citas sobre la traducción ·  Citations sur la traduction “Translation is a two-edged instrument: it has the special purpose of demonstrating the learner’s knowledge of the foreign language, either as a form of control or to exercise his intelligence in order to develop his competence.” ― Peter Newmark, Manual De Traduccion / … Continue reading Quotes About Translation Citas sobre la traducción Citations sur la traduction

Funny puns

Puns and wordplay jokes Puns, also called play on words, wordplay joke or paronomasia, are a form of word play that exploits multiple meanings of a term, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. Pun in Spanish: Juego de palabras Pun in French: Jeu de mots Funny puns 🙂 I’m glad … Continue reading Funny puns

Expresiones españolas muy propias traducidas al inglés correctamente

+ 300 Expresiones muy propias del castellano ilustradas y traducidas al inglés correctamente Idioms, sayings and colloquialisms illustrated English<>Spanish Equivalencias Español <> Inglés (¡No traducciones literales!) · English <> Spanish counterparts (Not literal translations!) Modismos, locuciones proverbiales, dichos, coloquialismos… expresiones típicas del español traducidas correctamente al inglés. A menudo los modismos parecen creados sin ton ni son. … Continue reading Expresiones españolas muy propias traducidas al inglés correctamente

The European Debt Crisis: Fiscal Union or Breakup

The European Debt Crisis EU: Fiscal Union or Breakup Creating a monetary union without a fiscal union was certainly getting off on the wrong foot. We have recently seen how the UK’s left the EU in the lurch after a surprising outcome of the referendum (arguably against their own interests). But there’s no use crying … Continue reading The European Debt Crisis: Fiscal Union or Breakup