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The power of positive language

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Your phrasing sets the tone

What if there was an easy trick to be more persuasive and more positive, just by changing your mindset and the way you phrase sentences?

English speakers have the option to voice both a positive statement and a negative statement that convey the same meaning. For instance, “come to the restaurant on time” and “do not come to the restaurant late” both deliver similar messages; however, the connotation behind the former is much less negative.

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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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