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For all my followers, I made 3 categories up to now. What do you follow me for, and where would you like to see a category for?
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If you've ever considered how to turn your passion for languages into something more, then this post outlines how to consider a career in translation. 5 steps to becoming a translator by Language Surfer.
One of the reasons I like learning languages is that it opens up more opportunities for me to work in the translation industry. Translation is the practice o
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I have posted this before, however since it remains a personal favorite of mine, I post it again.
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Também legendado na sua língua!
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On saying butterfly in many languages when it does not have cognates (words that are similar in sound, spelling and meaning). "[Holly Tooker] sang out: “I can say ‘butterfly’ in 139 languages! Anyone want to challenge me or teach me a new one?”

Standing nearby, a man in a straw fedora and a periwinkle T-shirt wondered if she knew the word in Basque.

Ms. Tooker asked him if he wanted it in “Euskara Batua,” standardized Basque, or in a regional dialect, spoken by about 710,000 people near the coast of the Bay of Biscay.

“Batua,” the man, Maurice Algarra, said.

“Tximeleta,” Ms. Tooker replied.

“That’s right!” said Mr. Algarra, 50, whose grandparents illegally spoke Basque to him when he was growing up in Franco’s Spain.
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“Butterfly” has stymied language experts for decades. It is the one common word that does not have cognates — words that are similar in sound, spelling and meaning — in related languages, even closely related ones. “Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French — each one has a different word for ‘butterfly,’ ” said William Beeman, chairman of the University of Minnesota’s anthropology department who has written on the anomaly. “This flies in the face of what we know about how languages work. And when someone hears you say ‘butterfly’ in their language, they know you’re speaking their language.”"
Holly Tooker, a longtime guide at the Butterfly Conservatory, can say “butterfly” in nearly 150 languages after years of asking foreign museum visitors.
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Do, nun mi konfiguris mian Esperanto-kolekton. Se vi ne parolas Esperanton aŭ vi ne volas legi esperantaĵojn miajn, pli bone malsekvi ĉi tiun kolekton ;).

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We tend to think that simply giving people money makes them lazy. Yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It is time for a radical reform of the welfare state.
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Take a look at +Rinzo's paintings :)
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Join us and learn a language yourself! émoticône smile And please share this! ;)

Recently, this image of me learning languages was used without my permission by 8fact to share a discouraging and just plain wrong "fact" about how rare multilinguals are. The image went viral all over the place, and I'm sad to be associated with it. Share this actual fact with your friends that language learning is much more common and accessible to everyone (source: http://fi3m.com/source ).

Merci / Gracias / Danke / Grma / 謝謝 / 'brigado / Grazie!
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    MBO ICT niveau 3, 2006 - 2009
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    Natuur en Techniek / Natuur en Gezondheid, 2000 - 2006
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Hello, I am Joop Kiefte. Most of my online friends know me (also) by my nickname LaPingvino, which is an Esperanto misspelling for ThePenguin.

I don't mind to meet new people, but please send me a message first with the whoabouts and howabouts before you add me so I can decide if I will circle you too. Short and clear: I won't circle you if you don't interact with me, as it has no value for you, no value for me and a lot of value for spammers.

You can find several ways to message me on the side of joop.kiefte.eu and they are both open for everyone to use. Don't be affraid to spam those: my mail has a very good spam filter and my notification counter is not satisfied yet with the current number of notifications ;).
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Polyglot, very quick learner, good explainer, good troubleshooter
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Information and Communication Specialist
Employment
  • Teleperformance
    Technical Helpdesk, 2012 - present
  • LaunchIT
    QA, 2012 - 2012
  • Streamtech
    Programmer & Customer Support, 2010 - 2011
  • SAMBoats
    ICT Manager, 2011 - 2011
  • Bronboek Software Development BV
    Programmer, 2009 - 2010
  • ZXFactory
    Central Service Desk & Scripting, 2008 - 2009
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One of the first tablets, before iPad. Including pen with battery. Including black cover. Without power cord. Without original OS.

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Buy and Sell your unwanted items safely. Use our free Multi-Sig wallet system & escrow and find some bargains!

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The boy whose brain could unlock autism
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With Glenn Greenwald's partner detained and harassed at Heathrow, the very last warning bell of encroaching totalitarianism has gone off.

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Balonoj por la interreto
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Goede en goed vullende pizza's. Perfect als afhaalrestaurant, locatie is behoorlijk klein om ter plekke te eten en heeft veel aanloop. Patat en ander eten niet geprobeerd, maar schijnt ook goed te zijn. Grootste pluspunt is de openingstijden tot 2 uur 's nachts of 4 uur in het weekend.
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Zeer aan te raden. Nederlandse eigenaars (en ze spreken hun talen), niet te duur, goede porties, plaatselijk eten op de kaart zoals grotchampignons (meer champignon, minder water), ook leuk voor kinderen. Ruim assortiment aan bieren en lekker dicht bij ons thuis. We bestellen vaak wat anders en het is altijd uiterst goed in orde.
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