International Translation Day

Today is International Translation Day! There's been a bit more about fiction in translation in the UK press lately, with the success of Han Kang's The Vegetarian and big sellers like Elena Ferrante and Karl Ove Knausgård, but sadly translators (and translated fiction in general) are still massively under-appreciated in the UK. You really see the … Sigue leyendo International Translation Day

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Top 10 foreign language covers

I love listening to music in other languages, and I have a bit of an obsession with foreign language covers of English pop songs. I'm always intrigued by how the lyrics are translated, if I can understand them, and even if I can't, it's still cool to see people put their own twists on the songs - … Sigue leyendo Top 10 foreign language covers

Easy(ish) Spanish novels for learners

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog on Francophone novels that are fairly easy to read for learners - definitely not beginner-easy, but not so full of literary words and antiquated terms that you'd need to swallow a Larousse before you could understand them. For los que están aprendiendo español, here's a Spanish version! El mundo amarillo … Sigue leyendo Easy(ish) Spanish novels for learners