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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/

Riddle

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

Riddle

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

 

Answer: Nobody Knows.

 

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Riddle

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

 

Riddle

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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Top 10 Countries that speak the most languages

Which country has the largest number of languages ​​spoken?

At first, you might think of the country with the largest population, but surprisingly, the answer is not China, India or any other big country.

It is Papua New Guinea. It’s a country of only 462,840 square kilometers with a population of just over seven million. Despite its small size, this country has an incredible linguistic diversity with 820 languages ​​spoken.

Top 10 Countries

Rank Country Number of Languages
1. Papua New Guinea 830
2. Indonesia 722
3. Nigeria 500
4. India 400
5. The United States 300
6. Mexico 297
7. China 295
8. Cameroun 279
9. Congo 214
10. Australia 207

Source: http://www.topito.com/top-pays-plus-langues-parlees

Roland Garros | French Open Tennis Facts

Roland Garros French Open

As the French Open starts here are some interesting facts for tennis fans.

Roland Garros Fun Facts:

  • Roland Garros is named after a French fighter pilot who was acknowledged as the first man to fly over the Mediterranean Sea.
  • In 1968, it became the first Grand Slam tournament to allow amateurs and professionals to compete on equal terms.
  • The youngest French Open winner was Monica Seles at the age of 16.
  • The longest match ever was between Fabrice Santoro against Arnaud Clement in 2004. It lasted 6.35 and was won by Santoro.
  • Nearly 60,000 tennis ball are used during the tournament