Entries by Star Translation

Goodbye Web Summit, Hello Lisbon

Goodbye Web Summit As we say Goodbye to the Dublin Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave and the debates about the Irish Government, Wi-Fi and customer service, what’s next for Irish digital and our webpreneurs? Am I sad to see the Web Summit go to Lisbon? Partly yes and partly no. Governments shouldn’t bow to big business, […]

3 Killer Tips for Great Sales Copy

The average time spent reading an online article is 15 seconds. If you don’t get my attention in this time, I’m gone. Get to the point! Today, most people just don’t have the time to read lots of boring marketing text. Customers skim your text and pick out the important bits. Fact: 1/4 of US […]

Magic E: Silent but Useful

English spelling rule: The Magic E. Better English: The Magic E We’re continuing our Better English blog with the Magic E. Also known as a silent E. This important and popular vowel can change the sound of other vowels, thus lengthening the sound of a word. Rule of Thumb If a word ends with a […]

Letter Q in Spelling, English

Master the Letter Q in Spelling, English Q is one of the trickier letters to learn about in English spelling, as it’s often confused with C and K in phonetics. Here are the Q spelling rules to help you use it correctly and improve your spelling in the English language. The letter Q is always […]

Ready, Set, Start-up Ireland!

Start-up Ireland The most comprehensive map of Ireland’s start-up ecosystem has been produced by the guys at Start-up Ireland. The “gathering” is being dubbed as one of the biggest national events in the world and will take place across five Irish cities over five days and includes five industries … The Start-up Map displays, for example, […]

OED Unveils 500 New Words in English

OED, New Words in English Language The OED, otherwise known as the Oxford English Dictionary, has recently announced 500 new words and over 900 newly revised and updated words that will be added. Seems like there are so many that it’s almost impossible to imagine. However, many of the newly updated ones are new senses […]

Just a Tittle

Just a tittle Just a Tittle Bit For every jot and tittle in life, there’s an app! Tittle: I really like the sound of this word although I don’t remember the last time I used it. It’s fallen into an abyss where words go because they sound a tad dated. Perhaps the younger generation has […]

Guess that language

Have you ever found yourself trying to read a piece of text to figure out what language it is? I do this quite a lot when browsing online and when I come across unidentified words: those that aren’t English or Portuguese (the ones I know!). Or, if I’m travelling, I try to read some words […]

Gaeltacht sees Irish in decline

Irish in Decline, Gaeltacht Irish is in swift decline and may become a secondary language in the Gaeltacht communities, a report states. It was filed in a report on the 29th of May, that Irish will no longer be the primary language of any Gaeltacht community in ten years from now. Commissioned by the State […]

The Make or Do Quiz

Take the Make or Do Quiz When it comes to learning English, the infinitive verbs to do and to make follow a set of rules similar to each other. Let’s explore the definitions of do and make, and their subsequent collocations… Then, take the quiz! DO The rules are a little obscure and not so […]