Capital Mistakes


One of the main doubts English to Spanish translators have is deciding how to choose from the capitalization options the Spanish language has to offer depending on the specific flavor we are working with. One such example is Spanish U.S., where most prefer to follow the English capitalization rule in which every word of a title or header is […]

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“César non Supra Grammaticos”


This cheerful Latin phrase literally translates to, “Cesar has no power over grammarians.” And while it’s original intent may be to describe all the natural limits imposed on a ruler, I will wholeheartedly take it out of context in order to explain why I like it. I like it because it legitimizes a sort of […]

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The RAE Has Entered the Homestretch of a New Edition


In recent days, the Real Academia Española (RAE) disclosed the incorporation of new terms into the new edition to be published in October, which will mark the grand culmination of the Academia’s third centennial. Without a doubt, technological and cultural advances have led Spanish speakers to increasingly incorporate and adapt different terms to be able […]

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The Real Academia Española Celebrates 300 Years


Three hundred years ago in Madrid, at the house of Don Juan Manuel FernĂĄndez Pacheco, the Marquis of Villena, a group of eight determined men met in order to attempt the feat of creating a dictionary of the Spanish language, founding an academy “to be composed of honorable individuals capable of examining and discerning the […]

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Costa Rican Academy of Language


As a non-profit cultural association, the goal of the Costa Rican Language Academy is to nurture, protect and study the Spanish language, especially the variety spoken within its territory. In addition, it is also concerned with the study of indigenous languages ​​in the region. In this sense, it has the same general objectives as the […]

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Peruvian Language Academy


Like the rest of the language academies in each of the Spanish-speaking countries, the Peruvian Language Academy has maintained intellectual relations with the Association of the Spanish Language Academies and the Royal Spanish Academy in a true team effort. It has been the benchmark for ongoing consultations of the highest Peruvian academic institutions and political […]

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