Language Lover

Today is my birthday!

A few weeks ago, I came across a fascinating post about languages, so I thought I would write something similar to get to know my followers better. Therefore, I have some questions for my readers:

  • Which languages are you proficient in?

  • How did you learn them?

  • What have you found challenging in language learning?

  • What have you gained from knowing more than one language?

  • How do you use your languages?

  • What other languages would you like to learn?

My languages are Spanish, Catalan, and English.

Spanish is my mother tongue since I grew up in Spain in a Spanish-speaking household. While it's the language that I feel more comfortable working into, it hasn't been my primary language for the last twenty years.

I learned Catalan in school and made it my primary language in college. Although life in Catalan has been a reality since the Middle Ages, Spanish is the dominant language in some areas (e.g., medication leaflets are only available in Spanish).

English is a language that I learned in school, but I mostly used it at work. That, however, changed when I met my husband. By the time we moved to the United States, English was already my primary language.

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Multilinguism and a love of communication these languages prompted me to study for a degree in Translation and Interpreting at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

I've been specializing in medicine and life sciences for a few years, so I currently translate, write, and interpret for the healthcare industry. Here in the US, I work primarily in English and Spanish.

Other languages that I've studied include:

  • French,

  • Galician,

  • German,

  • Hebrew, and

  • Russian.

Last year, I began learning Portuguese with Rosetta Stone. I have considered mastering this language to include in my professional services.

As a medical communicator, my goal is to facilitate communication between healthcare professionals and patients. If you'd like to learn more, don't hesitate to contact me!


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