Krishna, Hindu temple, Janmashtami
30
August

Celebrating the Hindu festival of Janmashtami

Janmashtami is the annual Hindu celebration of the birth of Krishna. Like many religious festivals, the date of the celebration varies according to the lunar calendar. Janmashtami falls on the eight day of the Hindu holy month of Shravana and this year, that works out to be this Sunday, 2nd September. This is the theme  […]

words, language, borrowing
17
August

Discover language ‘borrowing’

Language is a constantly evolving entity, dependent on how people are currently speaking and the types of things they are speaking about. This evolution has continued at a particularly rapid rate over recent years due to the fast moving development of digital technology and how widely it taken on board. Another big factor in language  […]

language, truth, lies, speech bubbles
3
August

Truth or lies: Why it is harder to know when spoken in a foreign language

There has been a lot of research lately on how speaking a different language can alter an individual’s personality. In fact, eSense Translations wrote an article on the subject last year. More recently, studies have looked at how speaking a second language affects your ability to lie. At eSense Translations, our blog this week takes  […]

school-1661730_1920
20
July

Why there’s more than one option for your translation

Translation is not a straightforward task and can take years to master. Most translators even specialise in a certain subject area to ensure they can provide work of the highest quality. Nonetheless, even work completed by these professionals can encounter query. This week, eSense Translations explains why this can be the case and what solutions can be  […]

languages, learn a language
16
July

5 ways to improve your language learning ability

There are many benefits to learning a second language. These include not only advantages for your career, social life and fulfilment when travelling, but there is also mounting research on the benefits that learning a second language has for our mental health and well being. However, learning a language is not an easy task and  […]

Greece, Greek islands, Greek
26
June

It’s all Greek to me!

I have just come back from a trip to the gorgeous Greek island of Crete and, as someone who has an interest in languages, I was a little dismayed, but equally not surprised, how few attempts from tourists there were to speak the local language. In Crete, English tourists continue to have the advantage of  […]

Ramadan, Islam
18
May

Ramadan: How does this time of reflection affect daily life?

This week, starting from the 15th May, millions of Muslims across the world have begun observing their period of Ramadan. eSense Translations shares in our blog this week what this can involves and how it impacts Muslims on a day-to-day basis. Ramadan is a month long period of reflection and sacrifice that enables those of  […]

writing, notepad, pencil, translation
11
May

The challenges involved when facing a translation project

Working as a translator can be extremely rewarding. You can earn a living researching and learning about new ideas and concepts, each and every day. Furthermore, you can structure your day as you please, working on your translations at the time of day that is most effective for you. However, there are also several challenges  […]

Map of UK
4
May

Words Where You Are

Have you ever been in the situation where you are away from your home town and have used a word in conversation that is received with a blank stare? Across the U.K., although we all speak the same language, each area has its own bank of words that are unique to the region. In a  […]