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  • Writer's pictureMaría Palomares Tarí


Did you know that the English language is like a treasure chest filled with linguistic gems and quirky surprises? At YOKO, we're here to unravel the delightful mysteries of English and why working with professional translators is the key to unlocking its full potential.

Fact #1: The "Alphabet Song" Tune

Ever hummed the "Alphabet Song" to help a kid learn their ABCs? Well, did you know it's sung to the same tune as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"? It's like discovering that your favorite song and your childhood memories have been secretly intertwined.

Fact #2: Is "Almost" the Longest Word?

"Almost" is one of the longest words in English with all its letters in alphabetical order. But if you're looking for a tongue-twister, "uncopyrightable" beats it as the longest English word with no repeated letters. Mind-boggling, right?

Fact #3: "Bookkeeper" and "Bookkeeping" Aren't as They Seem

These words have three consecutive double letters, but their pronunciation is remarkably straightforward. English loves to keep us on our toes, making it essential to have skilled translators who can navigate its intricacies.

Fact #4: French Invasion

The English language has borrowed so much from French that it's practically a linguistic houseguest. Around 30% of English words come from French, thanks to the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Fact #5: The Quick Brown Fox

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English alphabet at least once. It's not just a pangram; it's a work of art that showcases English's versatility.

Why Professional Translators Are Essential

English's colorful quirks are just the tip of the iceberg. When translating your content, these fun facts become crucial examples of how a language's intricate rules can affect your message. Here's why you need the experts:

1. Cultural Fluency: Professional translators aren't just linguists; they're cultural ambassadors. They understand the subtleties, idioms, and humor that make your message resonate.

2. Precision Matters: The smallest misunderstanding can lead to a hilarious (or disastrous) outcome. A pro translator ensures your message is spot-on.

3. Taming English's Wild Side: English loves to play tricks, but professionals can decipher its riddles and ensure nothing is lost in translation.

In conclusion, English is a linguistic playground filled with surprises, and working with professionals will help your message resonates with global audiences.

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