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How To Be Spooky In 7 Languages!

We love all holidays here at wintranslation, especially the ones that allow you to eat a ton of candy and dress up for fun! What’s not to love about that?

This year we’re celebrating by sharing what ghosts from around the world sound like. You might not have thought about it, but ghosts sound different to foreign ears. The sound of a ghost is not expressed the same way in English than it is in French for example, and this goes for most languages. While the sounds might be represented in a pretty similar manner for many cases, there are some languages that use an onomatopoeia that’s completely different than the one you might be familiar with.

Check out our quick infographic to see the differences and let us know what a ghost sounds like in your native language!

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Private: Frédérique Mantha

Frédérique Mantha is a graduate from the University of Ottawa, from which she holds a BA in Translation with Specialization in French-Spanish-English. As an Account Manager, she manages several French and multilingual clients. Frédérique also continues to translate into her mother tongue French; she does volunteer translations for TED among other projects. She also dedicates some of her time to writing blog articles and creative content. Before joining the team at her current position, Frédérique completed a Recruitment Internship at wintranslation, having gone through the experience herself, today she effectively manages our growing internship program.

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