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english words of polish origin

8 English words of Polish origin

Did you know that several words commonly used in English today derive from the Polish language? To enlighten you a little today, we’re going to introduce you to some of them! Let’s start with a brief overview. Modern languages are often highly influenced by other languages. Polish is a good example. According to the Polish…
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What is Polonia and where can you find Poles?

Have you ever heard the term Polonia? It’s a Polish word, which basically means the Polish diaspora. It’s what we call Poles living abroad. Although, in a narrower sense, Polonia refers only to people of Polish origin who are born outside of Poland, in this article, we’re using the term in its wider sense. Today,…
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We Speak Polish. What’s Your Superpower?

Speaking Polish is a kind of a superpower. How so? Polish is one of the most complicated languages to learn for native English speakers, and with good reason. For starters, we have seven cases in the Polish language. Also, it’s loaded with consonants, and there are far more exceptions than rules. And that’s not all!…
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The uniformity of the Polish language

Polish being our primary working environment, we’ve decided to write a bit more about our native tongue. After all, without a shadow of a doubt, this is an immensely absorbing issue! We work with Polish every day, we use it all the time, but we rarely have time to think about it. We want to…
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How to reach (almost) every Internet user

Have you ever wondered what it would take to reach all Internet users everywhere? Without a shadow of a doubt, it would mean a lot of translation work! But how much, exactly? Fortunately, we don’t have to speculate: a paper published by Common Sense Advisory (CSA) provides the answer! Before we take a look at…
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Aploq renews Elia membership and plans to attend industry meetings

The end of the year 2019 is bringing us many new opportunities and plans for the near future. We have just renewed our Elia membership and organised our 2020 calendar of events. Find out where we’re planning to be – perhaps we can meet and have a cup of coffee? 🙂 First things first: in…
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Interslavic: The new lingua franca for Eastern Europe?

Have you ever seen The Painted Bird? It’s a World War II drama based on the eponymous 1965 novel. Apart from its historical and artistic aspects, The Painted Bird is a very interesting movie from a linguistic point of view. It was the first movie that featured Interslavic, or Medžuslovjansky, a language designed to be…
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Aploq is ISO 17100:2015 certified

The day has come when we can proudly announce that on 13 November—10 years to the day since Aploq was founded—we were awarded ISO 17100:2015 accreditation. The certificate received on our 10th anniversary has a special meaning for us, marking yet another milestone on our way to the top players’ league. For buyers around the…
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translations - why client education is so important

Why client education is so important

We are fully aware that continuing to educate the market about professional translation services is crucial for the overall quality of our service. With rapid technological progress and a general lack of understanding regarding the translation process among clients, it’s the only way to establish good translation practices that will benefit the entire sector, including…
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The Founding of the Polish Association of Language Service Providers

The 2nd of October 2019 was a very important day for the translation industry in Poland: it marked the founding of POLOT, the Polish Association of Language Service Providers. APLOQ is proud to be not only a founding member but also the initiator and driving force behind this important initiative! The industry needed an organization that…
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