Friday Finds: ‘Arabic Readers Are Devouring’ Books Translated from Chinese?

China was the guest of honor at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which closed May 2, and the Chinese pavillion reportedly had 300 titles cross-translated between Arabic and Chinese:

Calligrapher writing names in Sini (Chinese-style Arabic) at the China stand. Photo: Chip Rossetti.

It was 2015 when the Emirates was guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair, and that was also a year when Morocco’s Ministry of Culture, which marked its first time at BIBF, made a preliminary agreement with China’s General Administration of Press and Publication to translate 25 works of Moroccan authors in literature and humanities.

Indeed, in the last five years, there have been an increasing literary movement between Arabic and Chinese. Also in 2015, Chinese-Arabic translator Mai Ashour suggested there was a “growing popularity” of Chinese literature in Egypt.

Now, according to official Chinese news, “Arabic readers are devouring autobiographies by Chinese entrepreneurs like Robin Li, Jack Ma, Pony Ma and Ren Zhengfei. At the Cairo International Book Fair earlier this year books about the Belt and Road Initiative also proved popular.”

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AUGUST 05 & 06, 2017 | BRAZIL INSTITUTO PHORTE EDUCAÇÃO | SÃO PAULO

AUGUST 05 & 06, 2017 | BRAZIL INSTITUTO PHORTE EDUCAÇÃO | SÃO PAULO

TRADUSA is an annual meeting for translators, interpreters and related professionals working specifically in healthcare. It started in 2015 and is now at full speed gathering professionals as well as students who are interested in translation and interpretation of areas such as Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Nursing, among others.

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What will happen to English in the EU after Brexit? – Announcing TalkEU

TalkEU Hablar de la UE
EUreden Parlare dell’UE

Brexit has undoubtedly caused a stir in Europe’s political and business landscapes. There are a lot of questions being asked, and not many answers being given.

I’m part of the COBCOE (Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe) Brexit Taskforce because I strongly believe that for a Brexit deal to benefit all parties, it has to be a deal that works for businesses; a deal that promotes trade across Europe. Economic stability and growth are of paramount importance to secure a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

It was at a recent COBCOE event that I was asked “what will happen to English in Europe after Brexit?” Read more

2ND INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGY

KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Faculty of Arts – Campus Sint-Andries, Antwerp

4-8 September 2017

 

From the 4th until the 8th of September 2017, University of Leuven (KU Leuven) organises the 2nd International Translation Technology Summer School for language professionals who are looking for a practice-oriented and state-of-the-art introduction to translation and localisation processes, issues and tools.

In the last decades, technology has become an absolute necessity in meeting the global translation and communication needs. To increase their employability, the professionals selling translation services need to become tech-savvy and digital literate. The market offers a myriad of tools and resources that can be used in every step of the translation process: from the moment of quoting until the delivery step. But how can one know which tools and resources to include in their toolbox to optimise their translation/localisation workflow? During this one-week event, experienced trainers and experts from both the academic and the commercial world will answer this question through presentations, hands-on workshops, and use case scenarios.

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ABRATES 8th International Translation and Interpretation Conference

“To Infinity” – We are pleased to announce the ABRATES 8th International Translation and Interpretation Conference.
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Google Assistant now speaks Hindi and Brazilian Portuguese in Allo messaging app

Google is expanding the linguistic capabilities of the virtual assistant that powers its Allo messaging app with the news that it’s now conversant in Hindi and Brazilian Poruguese.

Google first announced the Google Assistant back in May, serving up a direct competitor to the likes of Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon’s Alexa. Google’s incarnation is currently available to anyone via the Allo messaging app, which launched in September, though it is also integrated into the company’s Pixel smartphones and the Google Home wireless speaker. Read more

SWORN TRANSLATION

Our Sworn Translation Department is headed by Ana Beatriz Miranda Fernandes, a Sworn Public Translator & Commercial Interpreter for the English language, registered at JUCERJA under number 180 and member of the Professional Association of Sworn Public Translators and Commercial Interpreters of the State of Rio de Janeiro (ATP-RJ). Sworn translation is the translation of any document from English to Portuguese or vice-versa, which bears public credit in any location of the Federative Republic of Brazil or abroad, and the translated document has the same legal value as the original document.

Patent Translation

Every patent report has to be translated in an accurate and clear manner in order to be ready for filing at patent offices worldwide, and needs to be checked word for word by our patent translators, who specialize in specific fields such as biochemistry, mechanics, medicine, pharmaceutics, oil & gas, and telecommunications.

Software Testing

Software Testing is carried out after the full translation is complete. It is divided into two categories: linguistic and functional. In general, our software testers are translators with a more technical profile, who run the software testing scripts searching for language and/or functionality issues that need to be fixed.

Marketing Translation & Customization

Marketing Translation & Customization is a specialized translation service that requires the adaptation of the source materials to the linguistic, cultural and marketing requirements of the target public.

This type of translation service not only consists of translating texts from one language into another, but it also involves writing persuasive and appealing content that has a significant impact on the local audience.