The language of love

With Valentine’s Day approaching, some of us are now writing the cards or preparing little gifts for our family and friends. We created this newsletter to take a closer look at the language of love.

The word “Love” comes from the Proto-Indo-European root “leubh-“ meaning “love, care or desire”.
Old English lufu, of Germanic origin; Sanskrit lubhyati ‘desires’, Latin libet ‘it is pleasing’, libido ‘desire’.

“Romance” meanwhile comes from a word that meant “write in a Roman style” (which is why we refer to “Romance languages”). This then changed to meaning writing stories, especially about heroic knights and courtly love. And by the 1660s, this word became associated with the love stories.

“Valentinus” is from the Latin word for worthy, strong or powerful, and was a popular name between the second and eighth centuries AD.

So how do we say Happy Valentine’s Day in various languages?
Finnish – Hyvää ystävänpäivää
Irish – Valentines sásta lá
Dutch – Gelukkige Valentijnsdag
French – Joyeux Saint Valentin
Afrikaans – Gelukkige Valentynsdag
German – Froher Valentinstag
Hawaiian – Hau’oli La Aloha
Indonesian – Selamat Hari Kasih Sayang
Italian – Buon San Valentino
Japanese – Shiawasena Barentainde
Polish – Milych Walentynek
Portuguese – Feliz Dia dos Namorados
Mandarin – Qingren jie kuaile
Spanish – Feliz dia de San Valentin
Swedish – Glad Alla hjartans dag
Filipino – Masaya Araw ng mga Puso
Icelandic – Hamingjusamur Valentines dagur
Thai – Sook San Wan Valentine

Our language of love is spoken in many ways.
According to Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, there are five ways that love can be communicated: Gift Giving, Acts of Service, Physical Touch and Closeness, Encouraging Words, and Quality Time.

We hope that you will have a wonderful day!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any language related assistance.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warmest wishes,
Traductio Limited


New word – Duende

New word for this week – Duende.

Enjoy your week!

Best wishes, Traductio Limited


New word – Amaranthine

Today’s word comes from ancient Greek – Amarantos.

Have a pleasant week!

Kind regards, Traductio Ltd.

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2016 Shortlist

We are proud to announce that our company has been shortlisted for a Finance Monthly Global Award 2016 in the category of:

Interpreting and Translation – UK

Now in its 8th year the Finance Monthly Global Awards celebrate excellence across private and public sectors as well as commerce and industry.

In order to produce the shortlist, the following points were considered:

  • The number of unique nominations received
  • Amount of documented activity within the last 12 months in comparison to industry peers
  • Involvement in significant deals, cases, notable work, innovation in products and services
  • Recognised expertise
  • Innovation in client care
  • Size (value) of involvement within transactions, deals and cases
  • Supporting material, covering statements and evidence supplied

The winners will be announced week commencing Monday 20th June 2016.

For more information on the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2016 please visit:



We love words – Expansive

Today we take a look at the word Expansive.

We find some interesting synonyms:

We love #Words

We love Words – Purposeful

Today we touch the word Purposeful.

We find really lovely synonyms:

Intended, meant, showing determination, persistent, strong-willed, intense.


We love Words.

What’s your word?




Kind regards,

Traductio Limited


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Spring is in the air!

Dear Traductio customers,

Can you feel the Spring in the air?

We do, and we would love to offer you a 10% discount for your Polish into English generic translations in February 2016.

Please send your materials to info@traductio.co.uk for quotation.

We will be happy to assist you soon!

Warmest wishes,
Traductio Team

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Traductio short-listed for Finance Monthly Global Awards 2015

Dear Traductio customer,

It is with great pleasure to announce that our company was nominated again for Finance Monthly Awards. This year we are nominated for Global Awards 2015 in the category: Translation and Interpreting.

“Now in its seventh year, the Finance Monthly Global Awards is one of the most sought after industry awards. Celebrating innovation and excellence, readers are asked to submit their recommendations of those firms and individuals showing market intelligence and client insight. This year 17 key award categories are listed for voters to select from, as well as a practice area field to input the specific area of expertise/industry knowledge.

This makes the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2015 the most comprehensive Global Awards.”

You can still vote for us by clicking on this link:

Finance Monthly – Vote

The winners will be announced by Finance Monthly in May 2015.

We wanted to extend a heartfelt Thank You to our corporate customers who have submitted this entry for our company.

We will ensure to continue delivering high quality translations and interpreting and excellence in customer services.

Yours sincerely,
Traductio Team


This week: 10% off Polish to English translation

This week’s offer: 10% off your next Polish to English translation project.


Simply send your documentation to info@traductio.co.uk for an instant quotation.


We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Warm wishes,

Traductio Limited


10% off your next German into English translation

This week at Traductio:

10% off your next German into English translation.

Simply send a scanned copy of your documentation to info@traductio.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Traductio Team