The languages category features all of our blog posts relating to languages around the world. We post on topics and news about languages and people.

free spaces sign

On my trip to work this morning, I passed our local crèche which was displaying the message: “Free Spaces Available”. What does free mean?

Irish: We were interviewed by TG4, Ireland’s Irish language TV station, about new update to the official Irish grammar standard, An gCaighdeán Oifigiúil.

Funny Machine Translation Errors. One of the things we find amusing is how machine translation can make some really silly mistakes.

Veni, vidi, vici was coined by Julius Caesar in 47 BC. It literally means ‘I came; I saw; I conquered’. We also noticed it on a runner’s t-shirt, in Irish!

Top 10 languages in the world (2011): English ranked first: 565 million; Chinese second: c. 510 million; Spanish third: 165 million internet users.

What is the correct abbreviation for Doctor? Get the answer to this question and understand why.