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Xenoglossophobia

We’ve all heard of agoraphobia, claustrophobia and arachnophobia… but how about xenoglossophobia? Since this is a translation blog, I guess it’s something that doesn’t affect you, because xenoglossophobia is actually the fear of foreign languages. It is considered a...

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Gaslighting. Are you losing your mind?

There hasn’t been much time for fun this summer. It’s been a never-ending stream of urgent translation jobs and high temperatures. The beach might be five minutes away, but August is here, and I haven’t set foot on the sand. Nevertheless, I’ve still enjoyed my summer...

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Shhhh! You’ll scare the birds!

Spanish festivals are noisy affairs. The bands are loud; the people are noisy. Many of these celebrations culminate in massive firework displays. Barrages of rockets, helicopters and cones shoot up into the night sky, reverberating through the streets and sending the...

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Don’t mess up!

The world’s greatest thinkers and philosophers, self-help book authors, teachers and parents all urge us not to take our mistakes too seriously. The idea is that we should learn from our mistakes and accept them as part of life’s mysterious way of turning us into more...

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