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Regional Translation Errors

Regional Translation Errors India is a land where almost 60% of the population speaks English. However, the quality of English spoken here isn’t the best. And one of the primary reasons for this is, that most Indians tend to think in their native language and attempt a direct translation into English. More often than not, this leads to some hilarious instances of communication. The grammatical format of our native languages is unique, and no matter what you do, it’s impossible to have a correct, direct translation into English. And yet people continue to make the same mistakes over & over. Here are two common (and funny) examples: 1. “I woke up morning morning” – (I woke up early in the morning). 2. “I has a lot many questions” – (I have a lot of questions). Considering the fact that India is known to be the Information & Technology hub of the world, it means we are in conversation with people globally. Various cultures, different accents, multiple styles of speaking, so on and so forth. Hence, it is imperative that we are excellent at our communication, articulation and styles of expressing what we intend to say. One of the most effective ways of improving on regional translation errors is to read. Pick up the newspaper every morning, pick up a book that isn’t too heavy on language, read it to yourself in front of a mirror. And while you are doing this, make notes. This helps in achieving a few goals at the same time. You are understanding and strengthening your vocabulary, you are focusing on how words are articulated while using them, and you are learning the correct way to string words into meaningful sentences.

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Critical Thinking & Decision Making.

Critical Thinking & Decision Making. In the simplest of words, critical thinking is deliberately analyzing information, so it results in better judgments and decisions. This usually involves reasoning, creativity and logic to draw conclusions. If that sounds like a broad definition, that’s because critical thinking is a broad skill that fits many different situations. From managing your time better, making informed decisions about purchasing stuff, or preparing for an interview, critical thinking comes in handy during these times. Process of Critical Thinking. Human beings are constantly thinking, and that’s something we cannot turn off. But not every single minute comprises of critical thinking because that would be insane and very exhausting. Rather, it is an intentional process or something that we automatically fall back on when we are faced with a difficult problem or when an important decision needs to be made. Improving your Critical Thinking. For us to become better critical thinkers, whenever we are presented with a problem, it’s imperative that we ask questions before jumping to conclusions. Which is the natural reaction of humans in most, if not all cases. A critical thinker will use simple questions like “What do I know?” or “How do I know this?” in order to gain a better idea of what he / she is working with. Using such questions also helps in simplifying complex issues, in a minimal time frame.

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