Poll: What do you prefer to drink while you are translating?
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Mar 4, 2017

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:14
Member (2008)
English to Italian
it depends Mar 4, 2017

Tea, Ice tea, fresh orange juice, water....


Vi Pukite  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:14
Member (2009)
Latvian to English
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It depends Mar 4, 2017

Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, a nice glass of Bordeaux in the evening when finishing up that job that's due first thing the next morning ...


Teresa Borges
Local time: 17:14
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other (I don't do both at the same time) Mar 4, 2017

What I drink depends on what time it is. I always start my mornings by drinking a fresh orange and lemon juice, followed by a jasmine tea. Then around 10, I’ll have my first espresso coffee of the day. I usually drink 4 or 5 espressos every day. As I have a tendency to forget to drink water I always have a small water bottle by my desk and I sip a mouthful every now and then. At lunch and dinner, I always drink a glass of Ice Tea.


Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:14
Russian to Hungarian
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a cofee addict Mar 4, 2017

unlimited amounts of coffee...
late night + RedBull


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Assem AlKhallouf  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:14
Arabic to English
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Yerba mate. Mar 4, 2017

I prefer to drink yerba mate while translating.


Ricki Farn
Local time: 18:14
Member (2005)
English to German
Enough Mar 4, 2017

Whether water, juice, herbal tea or mixtures of these - I prefer to drink enough, that's the main criterion.


Thayenga  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:14
Member (2009)
English to German
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Taking turns Mar 4, 2017

Even though I am an outed coffeeholic, I sometimes like to have some refreshing carbonated mineral water.

The only exception is when it's really cold outside, dark and raining 24/7, then a good cup of hot chocolate with cinnamon cheers me up.icon_wink.gif


neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:14
Spanish to English
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Other Mar 4, 2017

Mornings, freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast, then maybe a coffee later on. In the evenings, I usually have a 0,0 (zero acohol) beer, or several. The rest of the time, if I feel thirsty I usually drink water.

PS: I regard "energy drinks" like Red Bull as toxic sludge, and people who mix them with alcohol, like vodka, as fools.

[Edited at 2017-03-04 18:10 GMT]


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:14
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Coffee and Water Mar 4, 2017

All day long. I make coffee about three times a day (3 x 600 ml bottle, but not only for me, of course), and I drink at least two litters of water per day. Both bottles are always nearby, and the glasses on my desk.

[Edited at 2017-03-04 20:17 GMT]


Mariana Perussia  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:14
Member (2005)
Italian to Spanish
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Mate Mar 4, 2017

Argentinian mate, of course https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mate_(beverage)


Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:14
Member (2006)
German to English
Water Mar 5, 2017

Just pure old lightly carbonated mineral water. One coffee in the morning though


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