Breaking the Barrier!!!

Welcome one and all to another episode of “Breaking the Barrier!!!” Today we handling an awesome subject that everyone can use. “Santa Clause is coming to town!” English : Santa Clause is Coming to Town! Portuguese : O Papai Noel está chegando! Afrikaans : Kersfees Vader kom dorp toe! History of Santa Clause Santa Claus, also […]

10 Facts About the Spanish Language

Hey there all and welcome back to more AWESOME facts we found about language. Today we focussing on SPANISH! 1. With 329 million native speakers, Spanish ranks as the world’s No. 2 language in terms of how many people speak it as their first language. It is slightly ahead of English (328 million) but far […]

Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter ‘was a fake’

Man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was simply “making childish hand gestures” for hours By Aislinn Laing, Pretoria and Josie Ensor 6:27PM GMT 11 Dec 2013 A mystery South African man who acted as a sign-language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was a “fraud” […]

Sids Advice to young translators

10 lessons from my first year as a full-time freelance translator   I’ve been so busy with work this past month (hence the lack of blog posts) that I missed an important milestone. Three weeks ago marked one year since I made the bold career decision to quit my job and become a full-time freelance […]


Hey there and welcome to another edition of “BREAKING THE BARRIER!!!!” Today we looking at one of our upcoming holiday words that always get forgotten. English – Happy New Year Portuguese – Feliz ano novo Afrikaans – Gelukkige Nuwe Jaar Definition new year (ˈnu ˈyɪər, ˈnyu for 1; ˌyɪər for 2 ) n. 1. the year approaching or newly begun. 2. (caps.) a. New Year’s Day. […]