Them, the precious… words

Words, words, words… Beautiful or not so beautiful. Funny or aggressive ones. Words of greeting, dissatisfaction or gratitude; of joy, praise or offensive. Small or very large ones. In Italian as in any other language, they are countless and each one is precious in its own way. They teach us, cause us to reflect, change Read More …

On dialects, languages and a guy named Brandino Padovano

Searching ancient books on the history of Padua and the Italian language, I stumbled upon a certain Brandino Padovano (Aldobrandino Mezzabati). I’ve always been curious, so it was only natural to dig a little bit more about him and turns out that at the end of 1200 “our” Brandino Padovano no longer used Latin to Read More …

“Angels in the sky speak Italian.” (Thomas Mann)

  «But sir, what are you asking me? I’m truly in love with this beautiful language, the most beautiful in the world. I just need to open my mouth and unintentionally it becomes the source of all the harmony of this celestial tongue. Yes, dear sir, for me there is no doubt that angels in Read More …

O tradutor insubstituível

A book by translators for translator. O Tradutor Insubstituível (title in Portuguese) has just arrived to conquer Portuguese readers. Written by Marco Cevoli, it shows the importance of specialization to translation professionals. It also teaches how to present effectively to stand out in the marketplace and become unique… irreplaceable. Cevoli is specialized in the technical field and started his career as a Read More …

O meu gato odeia Schrödinger

“I’ve shown the content to my friends, relatives, parents, cats and I tell you, it was frenetic (especially when it comes to the cat)”. O meu gato odeia Schrödinger (title in Portuguese) is a not so serious but a deep introduction to the principles of quantum physics, as defined by the author, Luca Montemagno. Inspired by Read More …