Popular Misconceptions Regarding Translation and Interpreting

Written by James B. Wilson

It is often thought an interpeter's only job is to repeat what he hears in one language in another, and that no thought

process is involved.

Nothing could be further fromrepparttar truth. Often,repparttar 132519 terms "translation" and "interpreting" are used interchangeably.

Ofrepparttar 132520 two, "translation" seems to berepparttar 132521 most commonly used word. "Interpreter" is avoided, because oftenrepparttar 132522

language facilitator is not expected to "interpret" what is being said. Yet often without interpretation, Japanese is

virtually impossible to translate.

Many customary Japanese words and phrases have no logical equivalents in English, and most translators/

interpreters come to grief inrepparttar 132523 vain attempt to faithfully conveyrepparttar 132524 original words, vs.repparttar 132525 meanings of what a

person is trying to express throughrepparttar 132526 spoken or written word.

The importance of Thanksgiving every day

Written by David Leonhardt

Thanksgiving isrepparttar most important holiday ofrepparttar 132517 year.

Oh, sure, Christmas is grand, and I know it has many, many fans. I'm not knocking Christmas, but The Thanksgiving story is more important. And Easter has its fans, too. Rebirth is a wonderful thing, but I still say Thanksgiving is more important. Yes, kids jump for joy atrepparttar 132518 thought of Halloween. I am sure they enjoyrepparttar 132519 costumes almost as much as overdose on sugar and chocolate, butrepparttar 132520 Thanksgiving story is even more important.


Becauserepparttar 132521 two most important words inrepparttar 132522 English language are "Thank You". This is true for business success, for social pleasure, even for self-actualization.

For business success, a thank you tells a prospect or partner that you are appreciative of what she has just done. It shows you have a genuine interest in that person andrepparttar 132523 business relationship.

For social interaction, expressing gratitude is equally important to show how you valuerepparttar 132524 other person andrepparttar 132525 social relationship you have with him. Thank you is a bonding phrase.

But thanksgiving is most important on a personal level for our own happiness. This is true for anybody who has ever lived, but it is even more true for us today.

Consider how much we have. More than any of our ancestors, we live inrepparttar 132526 Land of Plenty. We have more than anybody who lived at any time before. And for those of us who live inrepparttar 132527 developed world, we have more than most people on our little planet even today.

I'm not just talking about our abundance of "stuff". Oh sure, we have ten-foot tall digital color televisions with 594,798,345,691 channels and computers that send us aroundrepparttar 132528 world faster thanrepparttar 132529 speed of a race car on growth hormones. And we have 31 flavors of ice cream waiting for us on every second street corner. And we throw out more "junk" than we ever could find a use for inrepparttar 132530 first place. But we have so much more than just stuff. Considerrepparttar 132531 following:

FREEDOM: More ofrepparttar 132532 world lives in a democracy than ever before, and democracy is becoming more open or "democratic" with every year (perhaps in part due torepparttar 132533 Internet).

OPPORTUNITIES: With freedom and affluence comes opportunity. We have more opportunity to make more money, to earn itrepparttar 132534 way we wish, to choose our profession, our location, even our lifestyle. Women have just about reached equality with men in most ofrepparttar 132535 developed world, and more people are able to flee oppressive regimes. Actually, does that not sound like a continuation ofrepparttar 132536 original Thanksgiving story?

KNOWLEDGE: Which came first,repparttar 132537 chicken orrepparttar 132538 egg? With freedom, comesrepparttar 132539 ability to satisfy our curiosity: knowledge. And with knowledge comes a thirst for freedom. Let's face it,repparttar 132540 idea of "the ignorant masses" has become an anachronism. Evenrepparttar 132541 dumbest among us has more knowledge than most people who lived a couple centuries ago. (I said more "knowledge", not more "wisdom", but that's another topic.)

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