About: Danielle Bastiaens

I am the project manager and business development manager at Tongue Tied (Manchester) Ltd. I am passionate about the arts, culture, food, travelling and languages and love to read, write and translate about any of these subjects.

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Amazingly funny Dutch idioms

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When you’re a Dutch person living abroad like myself, you realise how many idioms of the Dutch language sound absolutely ridiculous in English. I had to find out the hard way that the Dutch saying “an apple for when you’re thirsty” does not mean “a bit of money put away for bad times”, but just an apple that you eat when you’re thirsty… Embarrassing! To let you all share

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10 Beautiful German words everyone should start using

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German is a beautiful language that has a lot of words that cannot be translated into English unless you’re describing them (which I will do below). There are no equivalent words in the English language, which makes them a lot more special. You can find my favourites below.

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What translators say about their job

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When working as a project manager for a translation agency, you get in touch with both sides of the spectrum –clients and translators. Businesses are always looking for the best price and the quickest turnaround time, but is this always the way t94o go? Translators are not machines, and in order to deliver a high quality translation

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