The World’s Most Common Languages

There are thousands of languages spoke all over the world, many more than you would believe in fact. However, the vast majority of these have very few speakers and are dying out. In the modern age, everyone is connected and the world’s biggest languages are the ones that everyone wants to learn, the ones that…

Phrases that Shakespeare Invented

A couple of days ago we published an article that looked at the Bard, William Shakespeare’s contribution to the English language. He created many words and phrases that are now a legitimate part of the language, but previously had meant nothing. In that article we looked at the words he created, whilst in this article…

Words that Shakespeare Invented

William Shakespeare is perhaps the most celebrated writer in the English language that the world has ever seen. Everybody knows his name and most people have seen or read at least one of his plays or sonnets. He was prolific, famous during his lifetime and a legend even 500 years after his death. One of…

More English Idioms and their Meanings

In a previous article on idioms we looked at a handful of common idioms and discussed what they mean and where they come from. In this article we’ll look at a few more. Know the Ropes/Show Someone the Ropes Someone who Knows the Ropes is someone who knows his particular subject very well. To Show…

English Idioms and their Meanings

In this article we’ll look at some of the strangest idioms in the English language and will discuss what they mean. One of the toughest things that translators have to do is understand these idioms and how they fit into the language, and the English language not only has more of them than any other,…

Do Interpreter Apps Really Work?

We often get asked this question, as there seems to be a general notion in the modern age that anyone can talk in another language just as long as they have an iPhone and the right app. There are many apps out there that promise to translate written or spoken words, and some apps that…