I start with M and end with X. I have a never ending amount of letters. What am I?

Answer: A mailbox.


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World Cup 2018 Quiz | Test your knowledge

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Take our quiz to find out just how much you know about the history of the most famous football competition in the world.

Football World Cup Trivia- Russia 2018

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Transit NXT Service Pack 10 released

New Service Pack 10 for Transit NXT released

You can now install the new Service Pack 10 for Transit/TermStar NXT and immediately benefit from enhanced features.

An overview of the new features and information on where to download the new Service Pack.

  • Additional MT systems supported: DeepL Pro | Microsoft Translator (as an Azure service)
  • Additional project exchange format supported: SDL WorldServer
  • Additional file types supported: InDesign CC 2018 | AutoCAD 2018
  • Quality assurance
    • Quality report as a standard function
    • Additional spellcheck options
    • Notification on acceptance of unchanged fuzzy matches
  • Terminology
    • Usage examples from monolingual material
    • Extended data model
  • System integration: Extended Command Line Interface of the optional CMD version

Downloading the Service Pack

You can download the new Service Pack from the STAR Group website in the “Download | Transit & TermStar NXT | Service Pack” area.

Updated user documentation

The current user documentation can be found on the STAR Group website in the “Download | Transit & TermStar NXT | User Documentation” area.

End of Windows Server 2003 support

Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows Server 2003 in 2015 and will no longer provide security updates. We therefore strongly advise against installing the Service Pack in a Windows Server 2003 system.

Should you use Transit/TermStar in a Windows Server 2003, full functionality of the software cannot be guaranteed, and no support can be provided.

Transit Technology Tools and Systems

For more information on STAR’s suite of translation technology and systems visit us on: https://www.star-ts.com/technology/

or click below and talk directly to James Davies on LinkedIn.


What has a bed but doesn’t sleep and a mouth but never eats?


Answer: A river.


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French Idioms and their English meanings

An idiom is a phrase or an expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. They are usually established in language by their common usage.

Idioms are often different from a country to another country.

Here’s a few French idioms and phrases and their equivalence in English

French Idiom Literally Translated English Idiom
Il pleut des cordes It rains ropes  It rains cats and dogs
Quand les poules auront des dents When the hen will have teeth When pigs fly
On ne peut pas etre au four et au moulin You can’t be at the oven and at the mill One can’t be in two places at once
Ce n’est pas ma tasse de thé It is not my cup of tea It’s not my bowl of rice
Filer á l’anglaise To take English leave Take French leave
Avoir le vent en poupe To have the wind in one’s sails All wheels in motion
Noyer le poisson to drown the fish To beat around the bush
Jamais deux sans trois Never two without three Never twice without thrice
Courir sur le haricot To run on the bean  To get on someone’s nerve


What do you call somebody with no body and no nose?


Answer: Nobody Knows.


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If you are running in a race and pass the third-place person, what place are you in?


Answer: 3.

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Russian language Day

Numbers in Russian.

Learn to count in Russian.

Number Written Pronounced
1 один a’deen
2 два dva
3 три tri
4 четыре chetyre
5 пять pyat’
6 шесть shest
7 семь sem’
8 восемь vosem’
9 девять devyat’
10 десять desyat’
11 одиннадцать o’dinnatdsat’
12 двенадцать dve’nadtsat
13 тринадцать tri’nadsat
14 четырнадцать che’tyrnadsat’
15 пятнадцать pyat’nadtsat’
16 шестнадцать shet’nadtsat’
17 семнадцать sem’nadtsat’
18 восемьнадцать vosem’nadtsat’
19 девятнадцать devyat’nadtsat’
20 двадцать d’vadtsat’
21 двадцать один dvadsat’ odeen
30 тридцать t’ridtsat’
40 сорок sorok
50 пятьдесят pyatdesyat
60 шестьдесят shestdesyat
70 семьдесят ‘semdesyat
80 восемьдесят vosemdesyat
90 девяносто devyanosto
100 сто sto
200 двести dvesti
1,000 тысяча tysyacha


Day of the week in Russian.

English word Russian word                 Pronunciation
Monday понедельник puh-nee-DYEHL’-neek
Tuesday вторник FTOHR-neek
Wednesday среда sree-DAH
Thursday четверг cheet-VYEHRK
Friday пятница PYAHT-nee-tsuh
Saturday суббота soo-BOH-tuh
Sunday воскресенье vuhs-kree-SYEHN’-yeh

How do you say in Russian?

In English In Russian Pronunciation
Hello Здравствуйте Zdravstvuyte
Good morning доброе утро dobroye utro
Goodbye Прощай Proshchay
Please пожалуйста pozhaluysta
Thank you Спасибо Spasibo



I have a ring, but not hands, I used to be plugged into the wall but now I follow you everywhere. What am I? (Answer below)




Answer: Telephone.


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New Hire: James Davies – Translation Tools and Technology

James Davies – Translation Tools and Technology

STAR Translation is delighted to announce that James Davies joins our team as Business Development Executive for Translation Tools and Technology in Dublin, Ireland.

James comes from Australia where he was previously involved in technology sales. He is responsbile for sales of our translator tools; such as STAR Transit NXT, TermSTAR and MindReader.

We’re looking forward to seeing his new Webinar series on Transit and other technology to help translators get the most from their systems and grow their translation business.

Want to know more about our translation tools?

If you’re based on Ireland or the UK and would like to reach out to James you can connect to him on Linked and start the conversation.


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