An international glossary of untranslatable words

Tim Lomas, PhD, a lecturer in positive psychology at the University of East London, has put together an interesting international glossary of untranslatable terms dealing mostly with human feelings (emotions), relationships, or character traits. It contains entries from approximately 62 languages and it can be viewed here. Interestingly enough, this project reopens the debate about … Continue reading An international glossary of untranslatable words

Romania: Gender Pay Gap 9% (EU average 16,4%)

In Romania, women earn on average 9% less than men in similar positions. http://www.profit.ro/stiri/social/document-femeile-castiga-cu-9-mai-putin-decat-barbatii-si-sunt-hartuite-la-munca-recomandari-pentru-firme-munca-la-domiciliu-si-day-care-pentru-copii-15430957 This gap is smaller than the EU average of 16,4% and considerably less than that registered in Germany, which stands at approximately 22%. German women in executive positions earn up to 30% less than their male counterparts. http://www.spiegel.de/unispiegel/jobundberuf/gender-pay-gap-warum-bekommen-frauen-weniger-lohn-a-1024229.html According to a recent document, Romanian … Continue reading Romania: Gender Pay Gap 9% (EU average 16,4%)

Happy New Year… and many felicitous translations!

Well, the time has come to say goodbye to 2015, and although it has not snowed yet, a flurry of multilingual wishes will soon descend upon the Earth. Let's hope for more peace and mutual understanding in 2016 (not least of all with the help of translators across the world), good health, prosperity and success … Continue reading Happy New Year… and many felicitous translations!