Australian Slang

Australian Slang Terminology

What was striking to me moving to Australia more than 10 years ago was the extensive use of slang.  Slang terminology was used for many things in everyday conversations.  Town names were shortened. Most people had a nickname that involved a shortening of their first or last name. It was everywhere. Even the most famous word in the Australian language 'mate' is changed to matey.

Slang Makes You More Popular

A new study by Dr Kidd at the ANU (Australian National University has shown that slang used with an Australian accent makes you more likeable in Australia. Australians use of slang and shortening of words using the "ie" and the "o" at the end of the words is extensive. 



The skills and complexities of professional interpreting

If you are planning on hiring an interpreter, you'll need to first ask a few questions, namely; what are the characteristics I need to look for when sourcing an interpreter? The act of interpreting seems fairly straightforward: the speaker speaks, and the interpreter interprets. However, what seems to be a simple exercise is a complex process that only a professional interpreter can successfully negotiate. So what should you look for when taking on an interpreter? Some of the skills required may seem rather obvious, while others are less so. Below we discuss some of the most important characteristics you need consider in your search for a professional interpreter.


A guide to finding a good translator, by people who know good translators

When looking into translation services it is important to consider several questions including; what criteria should you use for choosing a translator? What kinds of qualifications should the translator have? What important skills should the translator possess? The answers to these questions are vital to finding a good translator. Even if you work with a translation agency, you may be interested to know how the agencies evaluate the translators they work with. Here we will discuss a few of the most important characteristics a translator should possess, all of which allow them to deliver excellent translations.


Updates to Citizenship by Decent Processing in Europe

Important Update to Citizenship by Descent processing arrangements from 1 July 2014

As of July 2014 all citizenship by descent applications for nationals and residents of: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia are processed through the Australian High Commission in London.

A list of countries that the Australian High Commission in London also processes citizenship by descent applications for clients residing in the UK, Ireland and the following countries; Andorra, Ascension Island, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Canary Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saint Helena, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City.

In most embassies, it is necessary to have an appointment before going and applying for citizenship.  For more information please visit here.  Translationz can translate your documents for citizenship applications.

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