Introduction and personal opinion about the blog…

May 18, 2006 at 3:38 am (Uncategorized)

Well, hello everyone !!! I'm Veronica Drianó, the little brunette that is attending the course for the second time around. I'm 29 and… well not sure what else to add, hahaha, anything you want to know, just ask.

 First of all, congrats to whoever came up with this idea, I think it's brilliant and it will help us all integrate as a group and keep ourselves updated on whatever goes on in the classroom at all levels.

Then, here's the correct link to the page I mentioned in class last Tuesday, it has helped me a lot to get the right idea of an expression, idiom, metaphor, word or whatever, you name it, there's not always a forum answer for each and every word, that's true, but since you have to register to post on the forum this page has, you can ask yourself and you'll get answers almost inmediately.

http://www.wordreference.com/

This is basically an online dictionary, maybe not the best but hepful, and the forum it has lists members from different parts of the world and they have a sense of community of some sort which makes it very nice. We, as a future translators, have to be open and aware of not only the variety in the english language but also the variety in our own language since we know the spanish spoken by a mexican is not entirely the same as the one we speak, going no further, the spanish we speak here in our country doesn't contain the same expressions in Buenos Aires to the ones they have in San Juan, for example, here we say "esta cubierto" o "esta nublado", there the most common sentence you'll hear is "esta lagañoso" or so I was told. LOL

That's all for now, thanks for your time…. Cheers !!!

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