“A language disappears every two weeks” (1). Here is the shock announcement made by linguist Claude Hagège to highlight the urgency. According to UNESCO, almost half of today’s languages are expected to disappear by the end of the 21st century. Nowadays, less than 10 languages are spoken by 40% of the world’s population. This article […]

Have a Cat in Your Throat or the Translation of Fixed Expressions  Idiomatic expressions are an integral part of our daily vocabulary. Because they are often associated with images and metaphors, it is almost impossible to translate an expression literally into another language. Thus, if a French speaker had the idea to do it, he […]

Did you know that among the 7,000 languages in existence, only 2.5% of them are spoken by nearly 90% of the world population (which is more than 7 billion inhabitants)? Within this haze of languages, there are nearly 1.5 billion English and French speakers, with Mandarin and Hindi following close behind.[1] Yet, when dealing with […]

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