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Financial Terminology in Context

February 15, 2023

Build your skill set for translating business and economic content through hands-on exercises that examine how meanings change in context.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish.

Does business always mean negocios? You bet not. Some words we encounter in daily translation work pose real challenges when we want to convey their meaning in the target language.

In this hands-on webinar for English-Spanish translators, participants will work on translating some polysemic words that we usually find in the economic and business fields. To further enrich the analysis, the examples provided by the presenter will cover different types of texts, such as reports, business presentations, advertisements, news articles, etc.

You will learn how to:

  • Review common words that have different meanings in economics and business
  • Discover new meanings for some common financial words
  • Examine how translated terms can change meanings depending on the type of text
  • Explore new financial and business terms
  • Use descriptive translation to improve flow and accuracy

About the Presenter

Silvana Debonis is a freelance English>Spanish financial translator. She has worked for major corporations, international organizations, and key players in the financial industry since 1995. In addition, she has taught online courses in English>Spanish commercial and financial translation at New York University and the Association of Sworn Translators of the City of Buenos Aires. Silvana has also conducted English training for accountants at the Colegio de Ciencias Económicas de CABA and for accountants and lawyers at the Asociación Argentina de Estudios Fiscales. She is the author of a Spanish-English glossary of financial, accounting, and tax terms and co-author of a Spanish-English dictionary of commercial law. Silvana currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Universidad Católica Argentina.

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February 15, 2023
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Presenter(s): Silvana Debonis
Duration: 2 hours
Presenting Language(s): Spanish
Level: All
ATA CEPs: 2.0

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