Olympic Translation: Let It Snow!

Snow. It’s a simple word and the official Olympic translation in Russian is снег.  But language is never simple or easy.  Take for instance the English phrases: snowed over, snowballed, or snowy.  Each can be used without ever referring to the weather. ..

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Russian Translation Tips: Know Before You Go

Before you head to the Olympics, here are a few Russian translation tips about words and phrases worth knowing:

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How To Impress Russian Hosts -- A Few Tips

If you're planning on visiting the Olympics this winter, consider studying the topic of how to impress Russian hosts.  After all, first impressions can be lasting.  We talked to our translators about how Americans might make a good impression while visiting..

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Mission Accomplished in Sochi Torch Relay

We've all heard of the phrase Mission Accomplished.  Although we tend to think of the words as an American expression, the Russian equivalent has certainly been the motto of the Sochi Olympic Planning Committee, which left no small detail to chance -- not..

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Translation Acrobatics -- When First Is Last

When it comes to foreign alphabets, first is sometimes last and it all boils down to translation acrobatics.  Let me explain.  If you plan on watching the Parade of Nations at this year's opening ceremony at the Olympics, taking place February 6-23, you will..

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