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International Mother Language Day 2012

International Mother Language Day is observed every year on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 (30C/62), and has been celebrated across the world since [...]

By |February 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Did you know? Interesting facts about Alaska and its culture

The fierce winter that has come upon us in the past few weeks has inevitably left our thoughts more or less preoccupied with the weather and the plummeting temperatures outside, blizzards and disasterous events, to name a few. I am sure most of us keep an eye on the weather forecast all the time, desperately [...]

By |February 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning a foreign language: several experience-derived tips

So you’ve decided to learn a foreign language – good for you! You’ve just done yourself (and your future) a favour that you will without a shadow of a doubt find to be priceless and even capable of turning your life around (for the better). Much as I’d love to, I won’t delve into the [...]

By |January 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking for a career change? Here’s what it takes to become a translator

Ever been in one of those peculiar states of mind where you feel like you are on the very brink of finding your dream career, yet for some annoying reason you can’t quite figure out what you want to do? Take a look at the list below. If you recognize yourself in all (or most) [...]

By |January 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy New Year from Carel Translations

Instead of New Year wishes, here is a selection of three memorable quotes that we consider well worth starting the New year with: "Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." Benjamin Franklin "Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an [...]

By |December 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bulgaria celebrating Students Day today

Following our blog’s tradition of presenting typically Bulgarian holidays (among others, internationally known) to our foreign readers, today’s post is dedicated to Dec 8th - Bulgarian Students’ Day. Having had celebrated this day myself for 5 years back in my University days, I couldn’t help but write a line or two today about this vibrant [...]

By |December 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

English to Bulgarian Translations: Grammar/Personal pronouns

We are pleased to present to our foreign readers a series of posts dedicated to English to Bulgarian translations, or more specifically, the main differences between these two languages that affect translations. Starting today, the series will feature a variety of articles covering different linguistic categories, namely grammar (syntax, phonetics, punctuation, morphology, phonology), semantics and [...]

By |October 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrating International Translation Day

On 30th September each year, language professionals throughout the world celebrate the International Translation Day, also known as St. Jerome’s day. St Jerome, who is considered to be the patron saint of translators and interpreters worldwide, translated the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin (382 - 405 C.E.), which was the language of the [...]

By |September 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Work or beach: NO to both on today’s day in Bulgaria

Today’s post is for all of our foreign readers, who might appear to be interested in learning more about Bulgarian folklore and traditions. I don’t know if any other country has a certain day of the year when it is believed to be bad for you to work, but here in Bulgaria we do have [...]

By |July 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carel Translations – official provider of interpreting services for an international educational workshop

Carel Translations recently had the exciting opportunity to participate in an international educational workshop, as the event’s official provider of interpreting services. The workshop was held between 6th – 13th June in Varna, Bulgaria. The project was organized by “Agency for Social Inclusion” (Varna), and funded by the European Commission Lifelong Learning programme Grundtvig. Participants [...]

By |June 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments