In the United States, the holiday shopping season officially started on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping holidays in the world, but it’s certainly not the only one, or even the biggest one. If your business is marketing to international customers, you need to know the days they […]
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Homer’s Odyssey is one of the oldest and most influential works of Western literature. Before this year, it had been translated from Greek to English no less than 60 times. And now, there’s a new version available, translated by Emily Wilson. So, did we really need yet another translation of The Odyssey? Here are 3 reasons why the […]
Is your business looking for Chinese translation services? The potential benefits are tremendous: Mandarin Chinese has approximately 955 million native speakers, making it the most commonly spoken language in the world. China is the world’s fastest-growing consumer market, and the second-largest importer of goods. And China’s One Belt One Road initiative is set to reshape […]
Halloween is over. But there’s still a month of fall left, and I, for one, am not quite ready to start celebrating the winter holidays just yet. So, join me in keeping the Halloween spirit alive a little longer by curling up with one of these 8 horror novel translations. Let the Right One In by […]
It’s almost Halloween! That means it’s an excellent time to reread your old horror favorites like Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Most cultures have some sort of indigenous vampire mythology. But Stoker’s novel helped spread the modern, Western image of the vampire around the world. What dark, supernatural powers made it so influential? The power of translation, of […]
Mothers everywhere sing babies to soothe them to sleep. But the songs we sing are sometimes less than comforting. Consider, for example, the first verse of Rockabye Baby, which ends with a baby falling out of a tree. Like the original versions of most fairy tales, there’s a dark undercurrent in a quite a few of […]
Are you having trouble getting over the hump this week? Could you use some midweek motivation? Why not take a few minutes to catch up on all the news you’ve missed over the past month from the world of language and translation? We’ve handpicked 8 interesting stories, so grab a cup of your favorite pumpkin […]
If you’ve got kids of a certain age, you’ve probably seen Disney’s Moana more than once. In fact, you can probably sing the soundtrack from memory, or at least the parts of it that are in English. But what about the parts that aren’t? Have you ever wondered about the other languages used in the film? Have […]
Our favorite holiday is almost here! International Translation Day is happening tomorrow, 30 September. Set to coincide with the birthday of St. Jerome, this is a day to celebrate translators and the art of translation. And this year is special. Although International Translation Day has been celebrated since 1953, the United Nations officially recognized it […]
The online world has a vocabulary all its own. And it’s not all words, either. But while we think of “hashtags” and “likes” as modern English inventions, they go back much further. In fact, these Internet symbols are much older than the Internet, and they weren’t originally English. Want to learn more? Let’s take a […]
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