October 2005

Guest blogger: The language of civil partnership

October 28, 2005

By Jemima Kingsley Are you in a long-term romantic relationship? Is she your wife, your girlfriend, or your better half? Is he your partner, him indoors, your significant other, or your spouse? Are you married? How much of the way...

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Posted by céline on October 28, 2005
Culture, Guests

Asterix and the falling sky

October 25, 2005

During my recent trip to Brussels, the latest Asterix book was published, so I was able to buy the thirty-third adventure in both French (Le ciel lui tombe sur la tête) and English (Asterix and the Falling Sky). For...

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Posted by céline on October 25, 2005
Culture

Why I love working in an office #2

October 17, 2005

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Test your French!

October 14, 2005

Test your French Shall I confess or not? Hmmm. Ok. I got 10 out of 12. How embarrassing....

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Posted by céline on October 14, 2005
Culture

Interpreting and taking notes

October 13, 2005

I had a day out of the office interpreting yesterday. I really enjoyed it, especially as it was a trip to France. The journey back on the Eurostar gave me the chance to think about how the meeting had...

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Posted by céline on October 13, 2005
Interpreting

Working with two screens

October 10, 2005

When I turned my office into a spare bedroom, I bought a 15'' TFT screen so the computer would take up less room, now that it was only going to be used for frivolous things like surfing the net....

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Posted by céline on October 10, 2005
Translator's tools

Rabbit

October 7, 2005

An innocent word, is it not? Not for the people of the Isle of Portland, in Dorset, for whom it is taboo, as they think that uttering it will give them bad luck. The Weymouth and Portland website tells us...

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Posted by céline on October 7, 2005
Words

Podcasting

October 4, 2005

I really thought podcasting was the answer to my prayers. You see, I used to listen to French radio a lot when I was working from home. Now that I work in an office, I don't spend quite as much...

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Posted by céline on October 4, 2005
Culture