Monthly Archives: October 2020

How can we communicate in a world that forces us to be apart?

By | October 27, 2020

As I write this, the Portuguese Government has just announced the enforcement of a sanitary fence in 3 municipalities, where more than 200 000 people live. I look out the window and see parents waiting outside the kindergarten, waiting for their children, keeping a respectful distance from each other. We’re communicating. We’re communicating that we… Read More »

Darwin’s paradigm and language

By | October 22, 2020

Language is a living thing, which evolves over time. For Portuguese people, it comes with no surprise that the word for ‘pharmacy’, “farmácia” is written with an ‘f’. However, until the spelling reform of 1911, the rules dictated that is should be written “pharmácia”, with a ‘ph’. Similarly, the use of the expression “cair o… Read More »

Translation is communication

By | October 15, 2020

Within an organization, we have two types of communication: internal and external communication. It is essential to recognise that both are important and understand their importance and worth, that is, the added value they bring companies. Internal communication is the communication within the organization in which the target audience are the employees. As for external… Read More »

We are all translators

By | October 7, 2020

My area of work is not humanities but rather IT; it may seem strange to be here talking about translation. But, in reality, I have come to realize for some time now that what I do is, in effect, a form of translation. As a programmer, I take as input the requirements for a program… Read More »