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Multidiom #7: The world is an oyster for you to eat.
2013 / Français / May 2013 / Multidioms

Multidiom #7: The world is an oyster for you to eat.

Why, then, the world’s mine oyster, Which I with sword will open. ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, William Shakespeare. This is the first written records of the expression ‘the world is one’s oyster’, though nowadays the most used form of it is ‘the world is your oyster’. But what does this expression mean? Does it … Continue reading

Los empollones estamos de moda. / Being a nerd is now a trend.
2013 / La Encuadre / May 2013

Los empollones estamos de moda. / Being a nerd is now a trend.

[English version below.] Parece ser que ahora ser un empollón o un rarito está de moda. Recuerdo cuando, no hace tanto, el ser considerado empollón o rarito te hacía ver el colegio y toda tu infancia y adolescencia como un infierno inmerecido, una tortura sin fin aparente. Y, por supuesto, negabas por todos los dioses … Continue reading

Multidiom #5: Rain drops are falling on my head…
2013 / Français / May 2013 / Multidioms

Multidiom #5: Rain drops are falling on my head…

[English version below.] Hoy toca hablar de lluvia. Es increíble la de formas de decir que llueve mucho que existen. En nuestra lengua, español, tenemos “llover a mares”, “llover a cántaros”, “caer chuzos de punta”… En inglés, “it’s raining buckets” queda muy soso y también tienen gatos y perros cayendo de los cielos. ¿O quizás … Continue reading

My first time… as an interpreter / Mi primera vez… como intérprete
2013 / April 2013 / Employee of the month / Interpretation

My first time… as an interpreter / Mi primera vez… como intérprete

[Versión en español más abajo.] Last Monday I had my first experience as a real interpreter, outside the safe walls of the booth at my University, back in Madrid. Actually, I went literally out of the box, as it was a relaxed and informal interpretation, at a house. But this is all I knew. I … Continue reading

North London Literary Festival 2013 (Part II)
2013 / April 2013 / Events / March 2013 / photography / Poetry Slam

North London Literary Festival 2013 (Part II)

The second day of the NLLF13 was for me only half a day, as I only could make it in the afternoon. I made it in time for the Poetry Slam. There was some interesting work here, starting with the beautiful ‘Gazelle’ by Ruth. Some other poets followed until Muhammad, who really surprised me and reminded … Continue reading

La guinda (que corona) el pastel (‘Multidiom’ #3)
2013 / April 2013 / Auf Deutsch / Français / Multidioms

La guinda (que corona) el pastel (‘Multidiom’ #3)

Spring finally seems to have decided to arrive, so, why don’t we enjoy some sweet treat? Some tea and cake? 😉 As a curiosity, the German version could be also ‘Die Krönung des Ganzen’, but I find it easier, more beautiful and shorter ‘Als Krönung’. Economy of the language, guys! And I was looking forward … Continue reading