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Language of the Week: Norwegian

norwegian

If I mention Norway, what is the first thing that you think of? Did the word Viking pop into your head? That is because Norwegian comes from Old Norse, which was the language of the Vikings. There are actually two written forms of Norwegian, one called Dano-Norwegian or Bokmål, which comes from the 1500s when it was under rule of Danemark, and the second is Nynorsk, which only 8% of the population uses.

Norwegian is very similar to English and hence is said to be pretty easy for English speakers to learn. There are 29 letters in their alphabet, the first 26 are the same as the English alphabet, the other three letters below are the special ones:

Les Franglaises

brown frangalises

Mais qui sont Les Franglaises..?

Les Franglaises est un groupe de comédiens, musiciens, auteurs et vidéastes qui se sont passionnés pour la langue et les mots.

Récemment, ce groupe a connu un grand succès pour ses réinterprétations de grands standards de la pop anglo-saxonne, en français ! Dans une traduction littérale de l’anglais vers le français, façon « Google Translate », cette troupe pleine de vivacité reprend les chansons des plus grandes stars anglo-saxonnes telles que « Les Garçons de la plage » (The Beach Boys), « Les filles épicées » (The Spice Girls), « Les gens du village » (Village People) et des scarabées (The Beatles).

Nous avons trouvé ses « traductions » hilarantes et voulions partager avec vous une petite chanson…

Vous avez aimé ?

 

 


Qui sommes-nous? 

Agence de traduction AlltradisL’agence de traduction Alltradis est aujourd’hui incontournable sur le marché de la traduction et de l’interprétation de conférence.

Notre expérience, acquise depuis quasiment 20 ans à travers la traduction écrite de plus de 19.000 projets multilingues et la traduction simultanée des plus grands congrès mondiaux, nous confère aujourd’hui un statut de référence qualité dans plusieurs domaines (traduction médicale/pharmaceutique, traduction cosmétique/luxe/mode, traduction technique, traduction juridique,  traduction marketing/finance/RH, etc).

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter notre site web: www.alltradis.com


 

10 expressions françaises de la vie quotidienne et leur équivalent anglais

passer une nuit blanche 2Selon moi, parole de canadienne, devenir un « vrai » française passe par la maîtrise des expressions idiomatiques et leur bonne utilisation.  Voilà une liste des expressions françaises de la vie quotidienne et leur traduction en anglais. Enjoy!

  1. Faire comme chez soi

Make yourself at home

 

  1. Un fêtard

Party animal

 

  1. Passer une nuit blanche

To have/spend a sleepless night

 

  1. Faire peau neuve

To become a different person

 

  1. Rater sa vie

To make a mess of one’s life

 

  1. Voler de ses propres ailes

To stand on one’s own two feet, to fend for oneself

 

  1. Faire l’école buissonnière

To play hookey, to skip/cut class

 

  1. Etre élevé dans du coton

To be brought up in luxury, to be given a sheltered upbringing

 

  1. Etre pourri gâté

To be spoiled rotten

 

  1. Ça ne colle pas entre eux

They aren’t hitting it off, they aren’t getting along

 


Qui sommes-nous? 

Agence de traduction AlltradisL’agence de traduction Alltradis est aujourd’hui incontournable sur le marché de la traduction et de l’interprétation de conférence.

Notre expérience, acquise depuis quasiment 20 ans à travers la traduction écrite de plus de 19.000 projets multilingues et la traduction simultanée des plus grands congrès mondiaux, nous confère aujourd’hui un statut de référence qualité dans plusieurs domaines (traduction médicale/pharmaceutique, traduction cosmétique/luxe/mode, traduction technique, traduction juridique,  traduction marketing/finance/RH, etc).

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter notre site web: www.alltradis.com


Language of the Week: Russian

russian

Russia first peaked my interest when I heard about their beautifully crafted ice hotels that were not only remarkable to look at but could also accommodate real guests. I was astounded, and immediately added “stay in ice hotel in Russia” to my bucket list. Now, more about their official language, Russian, which is also spoken in other countries such as Ukraine; Belarus and Kazakhstan.

The Russian alphabet is known as the Cyrillic alphabet. There is a total of 33 letters in the alphabet including 11 vowels, 20 consonants and 2 pronunciation signs.

There are a few letters that have almost identical pronunciations as their English look alike, such as:

A, K, M, O and T

Then there are ones that look like English letters, but have a completely new sound:

B, E, H, P,C , Y, X

Then the remaining letters that you’ve probably never seen before:

Б,  Г, Д ,З ,И Л ,П ,Ф ,Э ,Ю ,Я ,Ё ,Ж ,Ц ,Ч ,Ш ,Щ ,Ы ,Й

Lastly, letters that have no sound of their own but are still considered letters:

Ъ  and Ь 

It is said that the pronunciation and grammar of Russian is the most difficult for students. That is because in Russian, there are six declensions: Nominative, Accusative, Prepositional, Genitive, Dative and Instrumental that tell you the context of the word. It’s similar to having six different reasons to conjugate nouns, adjectives and pronouns differently.  On a positive note, unlike other languages such as French, where it is almost necessary for students to memorize if a noun is masculine or feminine, in Russian there are strict rules with very few exceptions.

If you are currently learning Russian, don’t give up! If you are thinking about it, try these simple words and then decide how you feel!

Russian Word Pronouncation English
Здравствуйте Zdrastvooyte Hello
Привет! Preevyet Hi!
Как поживаешь? Kak pazhivayesh? How are you?
Спасибо, прекрасно! Spaseeba preekrasna! Fine, thanks!
Как Вас зовут? Kak vas zavoot? What’s your name?
Меня зовут… Meenya zavoot… My name is…
Вы говорите по-английски?  Vi gavareetye pa angleeskee?  Do you speak English?
Спасибо Spaseeba Thank you
Извините Eezveeneete Sorry!

 

Пока (« pa-ka »)  Bye !

 

 



Who are we?

Agence de traduction AlltradisAlltradis is today a key player in translation and conference interpreting.

Since its creation in 1995, Alltradis has translated over 19,000 written projects in various language combinations, organized simultaneous interpreting for the largest international conferences and gathered a long list of loyal clients. Alltradis has truly become a fundamental part of their success. We specialize in diverse industries such as; medical/pharmaceutical translation, cosmetic/luxury product translation, technical and industrial translation, marketing/finance/HR translation, legal translation, etc.

Many world leading companies trust our expertise – what are you waiting for? For more information, visit our website: www.alltradis.us


Bonne Année 2015!

2015 final

Happy 2015 from Alltradis!  A new year marks the beginning of a new start, a chance to set new goals, achieve new dreams and try something you’ve never done before. For Alltradis, the new year brings in a new intern, namely me.

Hello! My name is Yuejia and I am very excited to start my internship at Alltradis.

For 2015, I wanted to challenge myself to embark on a new journey, which is how I found myself leaving my home in Toronto, Canada and relocating to a beautiful city in the South of France. For 2015, my goal is to become trilingual. I think I can cross English off my list, so all that’s left is French and Mandarin. Being of Chinese decent, it pains me to say that I am not fluent in my mother tongue, thus making it difficult to communicate with many of my family members who do not speak English.

In my opinion, language is the most vital method of communication we have. When used correctly, it can illicit emotions, trigger memories and inspire millions. Which is why here at Alltradis, we translate each text, word and syntax to ensure that we preserve the integrity of the original document.

Enough about me, what are your goals for 2015?

 



Who are we?

Agence de traduction AlltradisAlltradis is today a key player in translation and conference interpreting.

Since its creation in 1995, Alltradis has translated over 19,000 written projects in various language combinations, organized simultaneous interpreting for the largest international conferences and gathered a long list of loyal clients. Alltradis has truly become a fundamental part of their success. We specialize in diverse industries such as; medical/pharmaceutical translation, cosmetic/luxury product translation, technical and industrial translation, marketing/finance/HR translation, legal translation, etc.

Many world leading companies trust our expertise – what are you waiting for? For more information, visit our website: www.alltradis.us