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10 May 2010

Things to Remember: Lost in Translation?

From recent First informal emails - be careful when using "local" names. Make sure your reader knows what you're talking about.


"Don't forget to visit El rastro." - Could be better.

"Don't forget to visit 'El rastro' which is a huge market." Better!

"You can always visit the Prado or the Reina Sofia" - Could be clearer.
"I know you like galleries, so you can always visit two of our most famous ones, the Prado and the Reine Sofia" - Much clearer (although longer of course).

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