False Friends: Dictionary English – Spanish by Francisco Hidalgo

Francisco Hidalgo, Lourdes De Rioja & Alan Rodger created this online False Friends dictionary. The dictionary is for students and/or professionals who are ever uncertain about the meaning of words in English that sound very similar to others in Spanish.

This dictionary translates only words, not expressions, and does not include all those that can be mistranslated. It translates only what are known as false friends; that is, words that appear to be identical or similar but have different meanings.

There are three ways in which you can use the dictionary:

1- You can enter your word in our dictionary search field, and you will immediately see the meaning in Spanish;

2- You can look for the word in the alphabetical list; and/or

3- You can enter your English text, and they will show you the false friends it contains, so you can click on the false friend to read the explanation.

You can find all the information about the dictionary at https://www.falsefriends.org/

You can watch the launch YouTube video in Spanish here.

This is the link to download your free App https://dictionary.falsefriends.app/en

I hope you find it useful.

Happy New Year 2023

Celebrate more and enjoy the little things
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Wishing you a wonderful end of the year and an even better 2023. Peace.

Season’s greetings for translators

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International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding, and cooperation, and contributing to developing and strengthening world peace and security.

Transposition of a literary or scientific work, including technical work, from one language into another language, professional translation, including translation proper, interpretation, and terminology, is indispensable to preserving clarity, a positive climate, and productiveness in international public discourse and interpersonal communication.

Thus, on 24 May 2017, the General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day.

Why 30 September?

30 September celebrates the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator, who is considered the patron saint of translators.

Source: United Nations

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Hasta la vista, baby! and how to make your resignation stand out

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Leaving politics aside, I wanted to post about this “Hasta la vista, baby” event, which kept me thinking about how one phrase can make your departure memorable. Could this become a helpful phrase to turn down low-paying job offers? Would it be the perfect sign-off phrase to use when quitting a job? In any case, the well-known event inspired me to create one more cartoon. I hope you like it and have fun with it.

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Top scariest horror movies

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A translator talks about the scariest horror movie in their life.

Continuing with the humourous cartoons about translators I felt the inspiration to create this cartoon playing a little with the most dreaded word a translator can hear —”deadline”.

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Happy New Year 2022 card

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December is a very special month as we often use it to take stock of what the past year has been like and make new resolutions for the upcoming year. It is also the month when we take some time to reach out and send our best wishes to your loved ones.

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RP is probably the most widely studied and most frequently described variety of spoken English in the world, yet recent estimates suggest only 3% of the UK population speak it. (…) As well as being a living accent, RP is also a theoretical linguistic concept. It is the accent on which phonemic transcriptions in dictionaries are based, and it is widely used (in competition with General American) for teaching English as a foreign language. RP is included here as a useful reference, not to imply it has greater merit than any other English accent, but because it provides us with an extremely familiar model against which comparisons with other accents may be made.

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