So you want to be an interpreter?

Two months ago I saw an job ad for a Spanish-English interpreter in the Greater New York area. I applied and two exams later I was hired. I've been interpreting in different settings for the past month and I just want to share a bit of my experience. Fluency If you're thinking about becoming a... Continue Reading →

Grinding an Iron Pestle Down to a Needle

The other day I was listening to a ChinesPod podcast and they talked about the saying "铁杵磨成针" (tiě chǔ mó chéng zhēn) [lit. iron pestle grind into needle]. Then coincidentally I found an anecdote in my "Tales and Traditions, Vol. 1", which is kind of curious and funny. I'm going to leave you the story... Continue Reading →

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