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The Geo Group Corporation
Full-Service Translation Agency
Universal Spanish
Translationswww.thegeogroup.com
Universal Spanish
Translations
Separate regions
developed distinct
variants of English
map created with mapchart.net under...
Universal Spanish
Translations
Like English, dialects of
Spanish-speaking regions
have distinct characteristics:
● pronunc...
Universal Spanish
Translations
Example "car": preferred use of coche vs. auto vs. carro
data from trends.google.com, retri...
Universal Spanish
Translations
Example "refrigerator":
preferred use of refrigerador vs.
refrigeradora vs. nevera vs.
frig...
Universal Spanish
Translations
"universal" or "neutral" Spanish translations:
● highly technical texts: possible
● content...
Universal Spanish
Translations
possible approaches
English English
es-ES es-MX es-AR
es-ES es-MX es-AR
es-Universal
faster...
Universal Spanish
Translations
more information:
Blog article on Universal Spanish
Narrated presentation on Universal Span...
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Universal Spanish Translations

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Universal Spanish Translations

  1. 1. The Geo Group Corporation Full-Service Translation Agency Universal Spanish Translationswww.thegeogroup.com
  2. 2. Universal Spanish Translations Separate regions developed distinct variants of English map created with mapchart.net under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  3. 3. Universal Spanish Translations Like English, dialects of Spanish-speaking regions have distinct characteristics: ● pronunciation ● vocabulary ● grammar map created with mapchart.net under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  4. 4. Universal Spanish Translations Example "car": preferred use of coche vs. auto vs. carro data from trends.google.com, retrieved 2019-03-01
  5. 5. Universal Spanish Translations Example "refrigerator": preferred use of refrigerador vs. refrigeradora vs. nevera vs. frigorífico vs. heladera data from trends.google.com, retrieved 2019-03-01
  6. 6. Universal Spanish Translations "universal" or "neutral" Spanish translations: ● highly technical texts: possible ● content about daily life, food, plants, etc.: very difficult ● spoken content or text addressing reader directly: impossible
  7. 7. Universal Spanish Translations possible approaches English English es-ES es-MX es-AR es-ES es-MX es-AR es-Universal faster cheaper
  8. 8. Universal Spanish Translations more information: Blog article on Universal Spanish Narrated presentation on Universal Spanish

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