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Bordeaux Fête le Vin, an unmissable event for wine lovers!

Published 22/06/2023

Every year, Bordeaux pays homage to its beverage par excellence: wine! The festival is a major event in the city and, as everybody knows, its history is intimately linked with wine… so much so that its name has even become a colour! Thanks to its location, in the heart of Bordeaux next to the city hall (which yes, is still standing despite the social media reports of it...

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The Home of Translation at VivaTech: humanoids among the robots

Published 07/05/2019

From the 16th to 18th May 2019, a brand-new type of android is coming to the 4th edition of VivaTech : translators of the humanoid kind . VivaTechnology is considered as the number-one European rendezvous for the global Tech industry. It is a celebration of innovation and technology , showcasing the major groups and start-ups shaping the world of today and tomorrow. The event is...

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The Home of Translation at ExpoLingua 2018!

Published 02/11/2018

On 16 and 17 November, the Home of Translation will be at ExpoLingua in Berlin, the international fair for languages and cultures! The programme will include seminars, workshops and performances with exhibitors from all over the world presenting their products and services for travel, language learning and plenty more! The two fun-filled days will be packed with diversity and discovery!...

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And then there were ten…

Published 27/09/2016

  The Home of Translation is pleased to announce the recent addition of Dean Frances and Jayne McKenzie to its team of in-house translators. Find out more about Dean and Jayne below, and go to the ‘ Who are we? ’ page to meet the rest of the team!   Dean Frances Translator and proofreader Born in : Leeds, England Most likes...

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10 funny idioms in French and Spanish

Published 08/09/2016

  One of the skills of a good translator is being able to render an idiom in the target language by conveying the meaning of the sentence and keeping the tone and style of the text. Not always easy! Just as well we like a challenge! Here are a couple of our favourites in French and Spanish: French: Les doigts dans le nez Literal translation: fingers in the...

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Brexit Special Offer: 25% off

Published 12/07/2016

For all Brits living in France, or French people living in Britain… After the result of the Brexit referendum the Home of Translation is offering 25% off sworn translations of birth certificates, passports or other documents required for your administrative applications for residency. Sworn translations are now charged at €36 per page instead of €48!* To take advantage of...

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Champagne all round at the Home of Translation

Published 30/05/2016

  There was champagne all round a couple of weeks ago at the Home of Translation, as we celebrated our certification in two ISO norms: ISO 17100:2015 Translation services and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management systems.   We were certified by our auditor at the end of his visit to our offices and after months of careful preparation. Another audit will be carried...

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Linguali-IS: brand new translation technology put to the test

Published 11/04/2016

  Last Friday (8 April), the Home of Translation provided interpreters for an unusual event as part of the Semaine digitale #SDBX5 week in Bordeaux, organised by Bordeaux Métropole and the City of Bordeaux. During the “La Grande Jonction” conference at 11am, the brand new Linguali-IS system was used in the place of traditional translation equipment. It was the...

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The Home of Translation is helping protect the planet!

Published 11/12/2015

  In the past six weeks we have translated as many as 200,000 words on climate change and the environment through articles, press releases and official reports relating to the COP21 event. The Home of Translation is proud to be taking part in the international work to protect the Earth and promote the renewal of its natural resources, and at the same time our translators have...

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What's the best way to drink tea?

Published 04/11/2015

  To avoid an outcry from all the tea-lovers at the Home of Translation after our article title  Coffee: why translators love it , we thought we had better write an article about tea too. Packed full of healthy nutrients, tea is an extremely versatile, and somewhat controversial berverage... in the kitchen in our agency alone there is a whole host of varieties and...

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Different celebrations, one theme: Death

Published 30/10/2015

Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), Mexico

Death is not a very cheerful topic. People are often afraid of it or treat it with a certain reverence, but our relationship with it throughout history has led to the development of various traditions and festivals, and in this article we will to have a look at three ways of celebrating death today: Halloween, All Saints’ Day and the Mexican celebration “Día de los...

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Are fruit juices and smoothies the answer for combatting cognitive decline?

Published 28/09/2015

  Wouldn’t it be great if we could stave off stress just by drinking a smoothie? Is all the hype about ‘natural’ products just a marketing ploy or are they really effective? Could ‘functional beverages’ provide an answer to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?   Today’s society is faster-paced and more demanding, and as...

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Top tips for a tip-top holiday

Published 22/07/2015

It’s that time of year when the sun is shining and you’re counting down the days to your holiday… but going away can sometimes be tiring (we often come home feeling like we need another holiday to recover!) or stressful to organize. To get the most out of this year’s vacation The Home of Translation has been doing some research into top holiday tips. Here are our three...

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Bordeaux, much more than wine!

Published 02/06/2015

Photo: Violeta Alegre

Not far from the French Basque Country and just 250 km from Spain is a city that has achieved something that none other has: it has given a name to a colour. I’m talking, of course, about Bordeaux, from where I’m writing. The Home of Translation was born in Bordeaux and is a blend of nationalities from all over the world (see Who are we ?). Bordeaux has been voted European...

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Art and Translation: “Anyone can do it!”

Published 30/09/2014

It’s back to work and September has brought with it a goodly pile of translation projects. One of these projects, about the restoration of a work of art, inspired us for this blog…but don’t worry! We’re not going to give you a lecture on technical translation! We’d just like to share a few thoughts with you. Artists (generally speaking, including graphic...

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French cinema, like it or loathe it!

Published 22/05/2014

No, French cinema does not boast of a moment comparable to Marylin Monroe’s famous dress flying over a subway vent, or the international legacy left by popular, iconic movies such as Grease! But, they are the hosts of the Cannes Film Festival whose Palme d’Or is internationally renowned and they do have epic cinematic achievements such as the hilarious yet deeply touching duo...

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Time for Spain to change time zone?

Published 19/11/2013

What does Spain mean to you? Eating later, going to bed later, having a siesta and partying all night long in the streets of festive cities… In other words, making the most of Spain’s rather different concept of time. But do you know where this originally came from? It goes back to the Second World War. At that time the countries of Western Europe aligned with the times in...

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Its time to picnic!

Published 24/04/2013

Over the past two weeks in Bordeaux we have been enjoying the arrival of spring with gloriously sunny days and the weather warming up to 25° (and even 30°!) Bordeaux’s inhabitants have been flocking to its parks, nearby beaches and outdoor spaces to enjoy the sunshine and… have a picnic! Enjoying a delicious spread seated outdoors on a blanket or bench is a popular...

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