This week, I decided to try out zaalouk from an Arabic recipe. My husband and I are trying to eat more vegetarian dishes for health and environmental reasons and the femme de ménage in the volunteer flat where I stayed when I volunteered with Moroccan Children’s Trust in 2016 made a delicious zaalouk for usContinue reading “#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Five: Moroccan Zaalouk”
I recently discovered the amazing HannahTranslates’ instagram page and was instantly taken by her #ThatTranslatorCanCook challenge! In this challenge, she picks a recipe in French each week for a year, translates it into English and then cooks it! Afterwards, she writes up her translation and cooking experience on her blog and I thought, you knowContinue reading “#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week One: Moroccan Pastilla”
Hello again and welcome to another Vocab Vendredi. Last week, we looked at some of my favourite Arabic proverbs about camels in The Son of a Duck is a Floater and what they mean in English. This week, I’ve got a little competition for you…
Have you ever wanted to learn Arabic, but didn’t really know where to start?
For part one of the series, click here. French Now, I love Collins Easy Learning French dictionary as much as anyone who has completed a French GCSE this century, but once you get to ‘A’ level and beyond, you soon realise that you need something a bit meatier. Like with Arabic, I will start withContinue reading “Dictionaries! Part Two: Best French Dictionary”
This is a two part series. For French dictionaries, you’ll have to wait until Friday 12th April 2019 at 9am! As I’m sure fellow translators can attest to, when you’re working on a translation, dictionaries become your best friends (and sometimes only friends – the lonely life of a freelance translator!) But with so manyContinue reading “Dictionaries! Part One: The Best Arabic Dictionary”
So I just wanted to take a quick moment this week to talk about a translation issue that has been puzzling me for over a week and for which the penny finally dropped yesterday, leaving me feeling pretty foolish! It seemed like an insurmountable problem, but when I worked it out, I realised it wasContinue reading “Spotlight on Arabic: Dialect vs Modern Standard Arabic”
My freelance office setup. This week marks my first week as a full-time freelancer and I am so excited about it!
So I have decided to start 2019 by quitting my part-time job in the hopes of making it in world of translation as a full-time freelance translator!