& 10 tips for good international SEO Planning to translate your business website into another language? Free, automatic translation tools like Google Translate might seem tempting, but here’s one more reason to avoid relying on them: Google doesn’t like it. And if Google doesn’t like it, you’d better not do it, at least not if […]
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Have you ever wondered which languages are most closely related to English? Well, wonder no more! Here are the 5 languages that linguists say are the most closely related to English. Some of them might surprise you… The Closest Language to English: Scots The closest language to English is Scots . . . assuming you […]
These days, most scientific work is done in English. But why is English the “language of science” when brilliant scientists come from all corners of the globe? And does it matter? We like to think that science transcends language. After all, experiments are experiments and data is data, right? Actually, language and translation have always […]
Well, 2017 has arrived. Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year? In Western cultures, making New Year’s resolutions (and failing to keep them) is a long-running tradition that’s also become kind of a joke. So, why do we start out the new year with such lofty goals? Do people in other countries torture […]
It’s official: 2010 is drawing to a close. While New Year’s celebrations around the world almost universally involve fireworks and drinking, many places have their own intriguing local traditions as well.Check them out!
It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Christmas Eve is almost here! Are you excited yet? Frantic? Both? Soothe your stress and get in the Christmas spirit with this collection of the top Christmas songs from around the world: Christmas Songs From Around the World: “Petit Papa Noël” (French) This French Christmas classic was originally recorded […]
When you see the color black, what do you think of? Death? Funerals? Johnny Cash? The answer depends, in part, on where you’re from. And that means the colors you use on your website and in your advertisements can affect the message your international audience receives, in ways you might not intend. How well does […]
Santa sends toys to children all over the world, or so the story goes. But what is his native tongue? Where does Santa live, and what language does Santa speak? Since we can’t ask the big guy himself, let’s take a look at the evidence. Here, we examine some of the possibilities. The North Pole: […]
Is your holiday reading list looking a little bare? Add some translated books for a global perspective! Only about 3% of published fiction books are translated into English from another language. However, publishers like Amazon are making more of these books easily accessible than ever before. Here are ten of the best foreign books translated […]
“All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.” – Gilbert Chesterton When it comes to English slang through the ages, how hip are you? Can you guess the meanings of these historic slang words from the past and present? Take this quiz and find out! Who knows? You might just “take the egg!” Answers […]
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