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¿Curita o tirita?

¿Curita o Bandita? By Gloria M. Rivera As a Spanish translator and interpreter in the US I work with different variants of Spanish. That is

I heart newspapers

I ❤️ newspapers By Gloria M. Rivera I love newspapers. Opening them in the morning, the crinkly sound of paper, the smell of ink and

Blog Anatomy

Cute Anatomy in English

Cute Anatomy in English By Gloria M. Rivera “Spanish interpreters use so many fancy words,” a provider told me when I interpreted “collar bone” as

vaccines are important

Why do we need vaccines?

Why do we need vaccines? By Gloria M. Rivera August is National Immunization Awareness Month and given the times we live in, vaccines are quite

International Cat Day

Famous Cats in Medical Translation

Famous Cats in Medical Translation By Gloria M. Rivera Today, August 8th, is International Cat Day. This day was created in 2002 by the International


¿Mande? and why I use it.

¿Mande? Come Again? By Gloria M. Rivera In Spanish, according to the Diccionario de la lengua española (DLE), “mandar” means to order or to command

Alternative Human Anatomy

Alternative Anatomy (in Spanish) ​

Alternative Anatomy (in Spanish) By Gloria M. Rivera The first time I heard “me duele la paleta”, the Peruvian in me was very confused. In

My hemo-what?

My hemo-what? By Gloria M. Rivera Recently, I interpreted for a very sweet (no pun intended) patient with a 20+ year history of diabetes. When