Categoria: English

Legal abbreviations: e.g. or i.e.?

It is known that Latin expressions are widely used in legal texts, and in most cases they are left untranslated, i.e., as originally worded in Latin. Some of these expressions include, e.g., a posteriori (from the latter), ab… Leia mais…

Absolutely vs. “absolutamente”

Both false friends and false cognates can result in unquestionable and unforgivable translation errors. A compiled list of such linguistic interferences may not always be handy if you do not command both source and target languages. An English… Leia mais…

Joana D’Arc: heroine or heroin?

A homofonia existe, se não em todas, em muitas línguas. O inglês, por exemplo, é repleto de palavras homófonas, como, por exemplo, my shoes are red e I read your letter yesterday. Fica bem óbvio que estamos falando… Leia mais…