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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If you are into embracing new beginnings and opportunities, these are the right inspirational cards to send to welcome 2023. These cards share the hopeful and cheerful spirit for a bright and promising future and act as a reminder of the beauty of small things.

These cards are customizable (your name and logo and be added), so you can use them as a marketing tool to promote your services for the upcoming year and share your love while doing so.

Wishing you a wonderful end of the year and an even better 2023. Peace.

Christmas card for interpreters

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Seasons’ greetings for interpreters, 2023

Season’s greetings for interpreters. Christmas tree 2023

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It’s that time of the year again when we start sharing love and good vibes for the holidays and the upcoming year. Here’s a Christmas tree for interpreters you can send to your clients and friends to wish them a merry Christmas and remind them you are willing to keep working with them in 2023.

Not only can this Christmas help you share your best wishes, but also act as a marketing tool for your business to promote your services for the upcoming year.

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Why are interpreters the best of friends?

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Interpreters pay close attention to what speakers say.
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Listening is the first step in the actual interpreting process. The interpreter must hear and understand what the speaker is saying to deliver the equivalent message in the target language. So, the first question you should ask yourself if you consider interpreting as a professional career would be, “Am I a good listener?”.

Being a good listener is not an easy task. It is not just about understanding the actual words, but rather the idea the speaker is trying to convey. This cartoon is a fun way to highlight the many superpowers that, in my opinion, interpreters have. I’m in awe every time I see them in action, and having the opportunity to do that for a living is just a dream come true.

If you admire your fellow interpreters or your interpreting service provider, send them this cartoon to let them know.

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Holiday cards for interpreters 2022

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The holiday season is here and it’s time to send your best wishes to your clients and colleagues. This Christmas tree card for interpreters is the best way to wish the best for the new year to come and also serves as a marketing business reminder that you are ready and available to take on work in 2022.

Stay tuned for the Xmas tree card for translators 2022.

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To purchase one of these cards simply click the “buy now” button and follow the purchase process. Don’t forget to enter the purchase code in the comment section and/or send an email to translatorfun @ gmail.com to indicate the purchase code or title of the card you’ve just purchased.

Once payment is received, the card without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name can be added). If you are a company, your logo can be included.

I don’t chase I attract Christmas tree

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If you believe in the law of attraction and would like to send positive vibes to your family, friends, clients, and colleagues in 2022, send this Christmas tree full of positive vibes and affirmations and set the tone for 2022. Expect and attract only good things.

May this 2022 bring peace, joy, love, interesting translation and interpreting assignments, and moments to cherish surrounded by your loved ones.

Send this card to share the good vibes around.

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Once payment is received, the card without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name can be added). If you are a company, your logo can be included and the text edited into “us”.

Tools for interpreters: Numerizer

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Get your numbers right with numerizer

When searching for material to practice big numbers for my interpreting training, I came across a fairly useful site called numerizer created by Anton Klevansky, who is a professional Russian conference interpreter member of AIIC. According to the the tool’s creator:

“Numerizer was designed for (future) interpreters and language learners by a professional interpreter with the aim of providing an unlimited source of challenging exercises, such as: jotting down every number in a sequence; shadowing (repeating after the speaker, first being just one number behind the original, then progressively trying to lag further behind); simultaneous or consecutive interpreting.”

Numerizer 1.0.2 beta has features that enable you to choose from several languages and accents, select the pace at which you would like to hear the rendering and set the amount of numbers to generate as well as the minimum and the maximum values.

The languages included are English US, English UK, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), and Chinese (Cantonese).

Note: there seems to be a glitch that does not allow you to set a minimum to a number smaller than 10 000 or a maximum over 999 999 999.

I hope you find this tool useful and have fun with your practice.

Happy interpreting!

Thank you cards to send to clients

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Now, you have no excuses for not thanking your clients and reminding them you are open for business in 2021. Pick one of these cards to add as the signature in your emails or send them directly to your clients to show your appreciation and welcome the new year with renewed hope.

To purchase one of these cards simply click the “buy now” button and follow the purchase process. Don’t forget to enter the purchase code in the comment section and/or send an email to translatorfun @ gmail.com to indicate the purchase code or title of the card you’ve just purchased.

Once payment is received, the card without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name can be added). If you are a translation agency, your logo can be included in any of the cards.

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“completing more Interpreting projects” CODE: LIFP1

“thank you for you and your referrals” CODE: TYR1

“good communication, reasonable deadlines…” CODE: TYRD5

“getting your message across” CODE: JOYMA1

“I always have time for you” CODE: TIMER1

“completing more translation assignments” CODE: LFTA1

Thank you cards for interpreters, translators, and freelancers

The new year is the perfect opportunity to thank your clients for their businesses. This thank-yoy cards series is designed for language service providers to send to their clients to show their appreciation.

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To purchase one of these cards simply click the “buy now” button and follow the purchase process. Don’t forget to enter the purchase code in the comment section; JOYT1 (translator card); JOYI2 (interpreter card); JOYW3 (freelancer). You can also send an email to translatorfun @ gmail.com to indicate the purchase code or title of the card you’ve just purchased. You can see some of the cards here

Once payment is received, the card without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name can be added). If you are a translation agency, your logo can be included in any of the cards.

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Happy New Year cards for translators and interpreters

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Good vibes for 2021

Happy New Year! This is the first card of this series. With every new year we reset our minds and hopes for good things to come. Send this card to your fellow translators and/or clients to wish them the best for 2021.

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Simply click the “buy now” button and follow the purchase process. Don’t forget to enter the purchase code of the cartoon you’d like to receive in the comment section. You can also send an email to translatorfun @ gmail.com to indicate the purchase code or title of the cartoon you’ve just purchased. You can see some of the cards here

Once payment is received, the cartoon without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name and the recipient’s name can be added). If you are a translation agency, your logo can be included in any of the cards.

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