It’s Valentine’ Day! Today, Valentine’s Day is all about cards, roses, and chocolate. But have you ever wondered why we celebrate love in the middle of February? Or how people celebrate Valentine’s Day around the world? Read on to learn more about the origin of Valentine’s Day, and how people celebrate love around the world. Lupercalia […]
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Thanks to social media, businesses, brands, and celebrities can now easily communicate with followers all over the world. But sometimes, their posts get lost in translation. Need some examples? Here are four cringe-worthy social media translation fails. These unfortunate incidents demonstrate why knowledgeable translation help is essential for communicating with a global audience. Maki-san and the […]
“First do no harm” is a difficult promise to keep when language barriers interfere with communication between doctors and patients. Medical translation and interpreting can break down those barriers. However, quality is of the utmost importance when lives hang in the balance. These examples of medical translation errors show why it’s important to use highly […]
Can you believe we’re already one month into 2018? So, what’s been going on the world of languages? Settle in, get cozy and let’s find out. Here are 10 stories about language and translation that are worth reading and sharing. The National Book Foundation adds award for translated literature Only about 3% of literature published […]
Should you translate your brand name or business name when you enter a foreign language market? What about product names? There’s not one right answer, but the following questions can help in the decision. Is your brand name already a word in the target language? When it comes to translating company names and product names, […]
Sometimes, the hardest part of a movie to translate is the title, and the results can be unintentionally hilarious. To prove it, here are 28 movie title translations, translated back into English. Can you guess the original titles? The answers are below the fold. He’s A Ghost! Vaseline The Hole of Malkovich Captain Supermarket Is […]
American writer Ursula K. Le Guin died on Monday, 22 January 2018. She was best known as a fantasy and science fiction author, of course. But did you know she was a translator, too? Before her death, she had four published translations to her name: Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral. Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: […]
Once again, the President of the United States is making translators’ lives difficult. Last week, they faced a new dilemma – how to translate President Trump’s preferred epithet for certain developing countries. Even American newscasters had problems figuring out how to handle the profanity. But news organizations in other countries had an even bigger problem […]
You’d love to see the world, but fear holds you back. You’re afraid of being isolated in a foreign country, unable to speak the language. How are you going to communicate? Charades? Well, stop worrying, and book those tickets! Here are 15 futuristic translation apps and devices for travelers in 2018 to help you get […]
Is your company in the market for German translation services? German translation offers numerous benefits for international businesses. For example: German translation makes your business accessible to 95 million German native speakers around the world. German is the most widely-spoken language in the European Union, and the German economy is the 4th largest in the […]
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