Helianthus vs. Sunflower – Are botanical translations a real challenge?


I’ve always been intrigued by the real and complex names of flowers. Who knew that a sunflower is actually called helianthus or that Lanicera caprifolium means honeysuckle? I bet the majority of you don’t and that’s why when it comes to literary translations it’s really important that linguists are familiarized with these terms and also […]

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What are the Obstacles of a Literary Translation?


Without a doubt, and more so in a world that is increasingly globalized, the translator’s principal objective is not only conveying a message in one language to another, but his or her task is composed of an arduous amount of intercultural comprehension, analysis, perception and development. And, as it is well known in our field, […]

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