The first week of winter has flown by, blowing the last of autumn’s leaves away and sowing the season’s first frost. Though it’s darker and colder outside, inside is the opposite, as new festive decorations and lights begin to appear…
Part 1: This week’s moments
We have had a busy week of interpreting and translating. Below are some of the great events we have interpreted at.
1. The 8th Annual Internet Finance and Payment Innovation Conference (Shanghai, 16th – 18th November, 2016)
2. Shenzhen Hi-Tech Meet in China’s International New Technology Fair (Shenzhen, 16th November, 2016)
3. Signing ceremony for Bangladesh Skills and Training Enhancement Project (Guangzhou, 17th November, 2016)
4. Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property (Shanghai, 17th-18th November, 2016)
5. The 2016 Chinese International Film and Technology Conference (Beijing, 17th-18th November, 2016)
6. Shakespeare Lives: 400th Anniversary Event (Beijing, 18th November, 2016)
7. Opening ceremony of The National Pioneering Undergraduates Demonstration (Beijing, 11th November, 2016)
Part 2: Knowledge
1. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter.
2. “Goodbye” came from “God bye” which came from “God be with you.”
3. “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog,” – this sentence uses every letter of the alphabet!
4. ‘Go’, is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
5. The onion is named after the Latin word ‘unio’, meaning ‘large pearl’.
6. The phrase ‘rule of thumb’ is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
7. The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses!
8. More people in China speak English than in the United States.
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Translated by Kain Jagger