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Country Spotlight: Iceland [Terpii Travels]

Culture

Hello again everyone and thanks for staying tuned with my travels! So far I’ve been to some pretty amazing places but today I want to share my experiences from my latest adventure.  I decided I really wanted to put my translation skills to the test so I headed north to the land of midnight sun, floating blue glaciers and a notoriously difficult language…Iceland!

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Terpii
Terpii

Human vs Machine : What’s the Future of Translation?

Translation

I admit it, I use Google Translate on a fairly regular basis. Mostly for casual word checks or to double check phrases people text me that I’m not totally certain of. Especially when I have a feeling they are trying to be funny. However, when the latter is the situation, I often find that Google helps very little because computer translation isn’t yet firm on its handle of local slang or words which have various local contexts. Then, yesterday, whilst in an international conference fully supported by simultaneous interpretation, I found myself marveling at the human ability to hear and translate in real time with little margin of error. There’s no way machine translation could piece together the witty banter between the two English executives and spit it out to a Colombian audience effectively, right? So when it comes to translation, where DO we stand in the humans vs machines race? How far away are we from a sci-fi reality?

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Breaking Down The Chinese Language [Infographic]

 

 As a translation services company, one of the greatest source of confusion for many of our clients is the Chinese language. With hundreds of spoken dialects and two written scripts, it’s easy to see how complex of a language it truly is!

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

What Every Lawyer Should Know Before Hiring a Translation Agency [Tip Sheet]

Legal

In a global economy with increasing language diversity, attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals are running into more interpreting and translation needs. Here’s a checklist of some important translation and interpretation information for the legal community:

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Country Spotlight: FRANCE [Terpii Travels]

Culture, Terpii Travels

Hey there everyone, Terpii here! As you know I’ve been having a great time hopping around the world these past few months. This month, I got inspired to visit the home of the only language spoken on all continents…France! Yup, did you know that around the world about 220 million people speak French, and the country of France technically spans all 12 time zones if you include its territories! There I was, hopping around, when I first noticed a great deal of French being spoken along the west coast of Africa. Then, in South America, I heard French drifting down from parts of the Caribbean and also from French Guyana.  As I continued on through Oceania, Vanatu and French Polynesia offered up the friendly greeting, “Bonjour!”  So, suddenly inspired to visit the mother country of this language, I headed over to France, the most popular tourist destination in the world!

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Terpii
Terpii

What's The Difference Between an Interpreter and a Translator? [Infographic]

Translation, Language Service Provider, Interpreting

“We need a translator for an appointment next week.” “Do you have a Spanish translator available?” These are questions we hear all the time when speaking with clients. While using “interpreter” and “translator” interchangeably isn’t exactly an insult, it is incorrect. Although many people use the terms synonymously and they both transfer meaning between languages, the actual professions and skill sets needed couldn’t be more different!

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Speaking Spanish? White House Says No, But U.S. Businesses Say Yes.

Corporate, Language

Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump took office the Spanish language resources on the official White House website were eliminated. Some say the White House will eventually restore the Spanish pages. They also point out that the old pages from when Barack Obama was President are still available. But now, more than five months into the new administration, if you prefer to communicate in Spanish you’re out of luck at the White House official website.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Eco-Tourism: When Your Market Becomes Multilingual, You Should Too

Digital Print & Media, Corporate

The travel and tourism industry annually grows between 1 to 1.5x faster than the world economy. Within that sector, eco-tourism’s popularity continues to rise as more people become environmentally conscious and value minimal impact (World Travel and Tourism Council, as reported by Eco-business.com). There are also two sides to eco-tourism’s international growth. 

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Country Spotlight: CHINA [Terpii Travels]

Culture, Terpii Travels

Hi everyone! Terpii here, reporting amongst over a billion people! That’s right, I decided to switch things up and fly far east to the country with the largest population in the world: China. Then again, there are lots of large things going on in China! The Great Wall of China is the largest man made structure in the world, spanning over 5,000 miles! China also has the second largest economy in the world after the USA. China is home to the beloved Giant Panda. The tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, borders China and Nepal. China borders fourteen countries, and is home to the most spoken language in the world, Mandarin, with over a billion speakers! So, needless to say, there’s a lot happening in China! Lets check it out….

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Terpii
Terpii

Interpreters and Translators, Inc. Receives Presidential Award For Export Service [Press Release]

Press Releases

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Interpreters and Translators, Inc. (iTi) with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 22. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano