Did you watch the Academy Awards last weekend? One of the most striking moments was when Rachel Shenton came to accept an Oscar for her short film “The Silent Child,” which won Best Live Action Short Film. “The Silent Child” is about a deaf girl who struggles to get by without sign language. In keeping […]
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Can you believe it’s March already? Let’s get the first weekend of the month started off right, with a look at some of the top language and translation stories from the past month. Enjoy! Norway’s Olympic chefs learn the perils of relying on Google Translate Here at K International, we still get clients and potential […]
Marvel’s long-awaited Black Panther movie came out in theaters last month. As a result, African languages and culture are getting some well-deserved attention from the rest of the world. With that in mind, here are seven cool things about African languages you might not have known, in Black Panther and beyond. Africa is home to approximately 1/3 […]
The Winter Olympics wrap up this weekend. South Korea has been in the spotlight for the past month. With that in mind, we thought it would be fitting to mark the occasion by putting the spotlight on the Korean language. Here are 6 fascinating facts about Korean, its alphabet, and its history. Korean is the […]
UNESCO declared the day a holiday in 1999, but its roots go back much deeper into the past. According to Wikipedia, International Mother Language Day started in 1952 in what is now Bangladesh.
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 […]
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, […]
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