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History of translation: Liar liar, pants on fire!

This month we completed a big translation project from Russian of a user manual and an operating instruction for the professional computer polygraph software. So how to run a lie detector test? It turns out, that lie detectors are common not only with the judicial investigations but also with recruitment, which is even reflected in the Labor law of Russian Federation.

Ph. Linn
28 July, 2014

The first known experience of using a similar technique for detecting lies belongs to a famous criminalist of the late XIX century, whose name was Cesare Lombroso. He described these experiments in his well-known works "Criminal man" (L`Uomo delinquente) and "Genius and madness" (Genio e follia), which were translated from Italian.

полиграф, детектор лжи, пальцы

A polygraph records the physiological data of a man, such as respiratory rhythm, blood pressure, pulse, electrodermal activity, body language and voice. Elimination of any of those characteristics makes the whole lie detector test invalid.

Polygraph tests become common for recruitment in commercial business: according to our translation from Russian, lie detector tests are very popular among the company security services. Although the article 70 of a Labor law of Russia says that a test could be "required to determine whether an employee fits the occupied position", it also says that the test and its results are legitimate only if the procedure is included in the labor agreement. Polygraph tests for employees are usual for commercial companies, individuals and government institutions.

Another amazing fact is that we translated this manual to Kazakh language. We must admit that Russian to Kazakh translations are not very frequent in our practice and that they are usually quite small, such as labels. Yet we are very glad to notice the increase in topics for Russian to Kazakh translations as well as the increase in orders for this type of translations.


Стихотворение Владимира Высоцкого зазвучало в переводе на карельский язык

Переводчик и преподаватель из Петрозаводска Татьяна Баранова выполнила перевод песни Владимира Высоцкого «Только он не вернулся из боя...» на карельский язык.

Work for Translators

Our editors, who collected data from different CVs of translators and systematized experience of work with freelance translator applicants, we have come to the conclusion that it is possible to identify common features in search, selection and testing of translators seeking to cooperation with our agency.

Translation from Kazakh language

Around 10 million of Kazakhstan residents and nearly 2 million of people living in other countries (China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran) consider this language their native language.

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History of translation: "Three Little Pigs" with a Spanish Flavor

It`s not a secret pupils and students often contact our agency to get support in translating their researches, theses or simply home assignment. Thus, we have recently translated in Spanish the tale "Three Little Pigs." What problems faced the Spanish native speaker translating this folklore text?

History of translation: “Go to recruitment – accept a bondage” or Recruitment policy in China

Recently we translated compliance code for employees of one small Chinese company to Russian. Strict hierarchy and control – here are pillars of internal labor policy of the Celestial Empire’s companies.

History of Chinese clan corporations

Our agency performed multiple translations on Chinese history and politics. Recently we completed a huge translation of an article about corporations in Ancient China.

Wonderful world of medications and the irony of side effects

Each medicine label has a section called “Side effects”, which is the most exciting reading stuff. However, if you really intend to take those pills you better skip that part.

History of translation: Tell me what your brands are and I will tell you who you are

A brand is a marketing term meaning a new product or a service with a popular and recognizable brand marks, while branding and brand management are focused on consumer psychology in order to make the brand rememberable and recognizable. A famous American marketing expert, whose work we have translated recently, describes the main principles of branding in fascinating short articles.

History of translation: Three combinations of Yin and Yang in a mushroom grown from a caterpillar

Cordyceps is a medicinal mushroom growing up from a сaterpillar bulk at a height of 3,000-5,000 m above sea level. It occurs more often in the Tibetan Plateau. Therefore, not surprising that it is with the Chinese language we have translated the extensive direction for use this "Chinese caterpillar mushroom", considered to be an aphrodisiac, tonic, rejuvenator and antiswelling agent.

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tags: полиграф, history of translation, polygraph, lie detector, lies, truth, Labor law, work, employee, justice system, law, Kazakh, italian, детектор лжи

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"Правила техники безопасности при обращении с оружием", Технический перевод, Translator №868

translation tags: должность, сигнал, барабан, лицензия, приказ, безопасность, команда.

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