How much do translators make?

Are you an aspiring translator hoping to hit the jackpot with your translator salary? Or a potential translation student wondering “how much do translators make?”? The myths about the highest paying translation languages can scare potential clients away and lure many linguists in. Read on to find out more about…

How much does translation cost per word?

The common practice in the translation world is to charge translation buyers for the words found in the source text. This method helps translators and translation companies create an accurate quote for the translation cost per word from the beginning of the project. This helps the client have more control…

Expert Hack for Learning Arabic

Last week we discussed a few reasons as to why learning Arabic can be a highly advantageous addition to your CV. Our article revolved around how learning Arabic can benefit you economically, professionally and even psychologically. This week we thought it is only fair to complement our previous work…

Learning Arabic – 4 reasons to take on the challenge

Many people make the mistake of learning a particular language simply because they like it or the culture associated with it. Tastes and preferences differ greatly from one person to another and personal motivations can be the main reason we gravitate towards a specific language. I am sure you have…

Arabic made easy: an overview of Arabic dialects

Don’t let the title fool you; Arabic can’t be made easy. But we can do our best to clear the air if you’re in a perplexed state of mind about the Arabic dialects you should learn. Or if you are searching for Arabic translation services, we can give a…

Arabic dialects: a close look at North African Arabic

Where is Maghrebi Arabic spoken? North African, Western or Maghrebi Arabic is a form of Arabic dialects spoken by the inhabitants of the North of Africa. The Maghreb region includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania and Western Sahara. The name “Maghreb” derives from the Arabic word “مغرب”, denoting “the place…

Diglossia: a side-effect on translation

Derived from the Greek word διγλωσσία, which is defined as bilinguality or bilingualism, diglossia is a linguistic phenomenon in which a language has two varieties often labeled as a high variety (“H”) and a low variety (“L”). The term was coined in its specialized meaning by Emmanuel Rhoides in 1885…

Arabic content on the internet: an unfilled gap

Things to consider regarding Arabic content on the internet: Twenty two countries, four-hundred and twenty million speakers, two continents and one language. It may come as a surprise that there is a huge lack of Arabic content on the seemingly infinite world wide web. Arabic vs. other World languages If…

Can Arabic be romanized?

Can Arabic be romanized? Let’s answer the question starting with the definition of romanization, following the possible difficulties that the romanization of Arabic may entail and ending with some interesting examples to dot the i’s. What is romanization? Romanization is the process of converting a non-roman writing system into Latin…