Translation errors in Help Files

I was browsing through the help files on my Lenovo computer and I ended up reading this. I had to highlight the mistakes, they were basically grammatical errors, an adjective was misspelled and an adverb was incorrectly used.

Ways to avoid:

Proofread your document at least three times.

Run the misspelling and grammar checker. Some CAT tools offer the misspelling tool, however, Portuguese…

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Language Transfer, Porglish

Language transfer is also known as language interference, and it’s a very common occurrence in speakers or writers applying knowledge from their native language to a second language. Porglish, occurs when English and Portuguese coexist.


  1. According to Wikipedia:

This kind of pidgin is rare but observable in Macau and other Portuguese-speaking regions in Asia and Oceania, among English-speaking…

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Translating Idioms from English to Portuguese

Translating Idioms from English to Portuguese

I must say that the task of translating idioms from English to Portuguese is not easy. You have to take into account several points:

  • Same conceptualization that the original.
  • Connotation.
  • Shades of meaning.

The more experience you get, the more you learn the fixed strategies that professional translators use to overcome this issue.

Here’s an example:

not for nothing

The first thing that I do, when translating…

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Back to the Blogging world and Showing a New Interactive CV through

Back to the Blogging world and Showing a New Interactive CV through

I have been out for so long, I know that. I am working hard on some new projects in web design  and localization. I’m overwhelmed at the moment. However, I’m back to the blogging world.

I have been researching for new visual tools where you can connect your LinkedIn profile and share a visual profile. There are some great tools out there, however got my eyes. It’s so user friendly and…

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Learning to Speak Brazinglish

Pre-World Cup pessimism reigns, yet we are doing all we can to get ready.