Language and Translation
Articles on language, translation and writing collected by Mariella Petrigni, Translator from English and German to Italian, www.mptranslations.it
Collection by Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word
6 min · · “The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not.” · Shared by 27, including Tillmann Allmer, Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator, Nando 💪🇦🇺🇦🇷
10 marketing slogans – lost in translation
5 min · · “Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave.” It is hard to believe that this translated slogan has been used in China to promote the famous cola. The soda selling giant translated the origina… · Shared by 4, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
The New York Times
Amazon’s Plan to Reach 500 Million Indians: Speak Their Language
6 min · · As the online retailer looked at India, its top new market, it realized it needed to reach beyond the relatively small, urban English-speaking population. · Shared by 30, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
Schweizerdeutsch: Warum es vielen Deutschen Mühe bereitet
· Es geht nicht nur um die typischen Helvetismen wie Velo, Chilbi oder Beiz, die ein Deutscher sich erst aneignen muss, sondern auch mit der Aussprache tun sic... · Shared by 18, including @email@example.com, Florian Hanke 🍎, Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator, Dominik Grolimund
Daily Writing Tips
55 American English Words Derived from Algonquian Languages
7 min · · American English has been enriched by the widespread adoption of words based on vocabulary of Native American tribes, including the many tribes that spoke (and, · Shared by 4, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
English has a traditional solution to gender-neutral pronouns
5 min · · In praise of singular “they” · Shared by 6, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
How the South Korean language was designed to unify
8 min · · ‘Uri’ isn’t a mere grammar point, it’s a cultural canon that captures the very essence of a nation. · Shared by 9, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
The Paris Review
Are You Okay?
2 min · · In 1839, the initials “O.K.” were first published in The Boston Morning Post. · Shared by 11, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator, Ajit Pai
How Italian became the language of love
9 min · · Writers and poets shaped its style and vocabulary over centuries, with beauty and sound as some of their primary considerations. · Shared by 5, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator, Loralee Hutton
Why does the UK have so many accents?
6 min · · The world is becoming increasingly connected, but local accents still define who we are. · Shared by 5, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
Which Italian word are you?
1 min · · Italian is rich in melodious words that echo the ancients and inspire the modern. Take our quiz and discover which Italian word best describes you! · Shared by 7, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
Book quiz: how well do you know traits named after fictional characters?
1 min · · The origins of some traits named after fictional characters are very well known. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that a Sherlock – ‘a person who investigates mysteries or shows great perceptiveness’ – is named after the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, invented by Arthur Conan Doyle. Others are a bit more obscure: do you […] · Shared by 7, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
Why do we call it a 'dollar'?
4 min · · Yes, our money has Bohemian origins · Shared by 7, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
Right and wrong ways to spread languages around the globe
4 min · · Emmanuel Macron’s plan to boost French-speaking puts means before motive · Shared by 8, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Das geheime Leben der Grussformeln in Zeiten der Globalisierung
6 min · · Je mehr sich die globalisierten Welten angleichen, desto mehr steigt das Bedürfnis der einzelnen Kulturen, sich voneinander zu unterscheiden. · Shared by 7, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator
BBC News (World)
Macron thanks PM's 'delicious wife'
5 min · · The French president's usually excellent English failed him for a moment in front of the cameras. · Shared by 5, including Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator