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Go Global, Increase Profits: How To Create A Thriving Export Business
Exporting offers businesses the opportunity to build upon domestic success. Simply put, it is one of the best ways to grow your business. With the volume of trade growing and barriers to trade falling, competition in a company’s domestic market is intensifying particularly from foreign competitors.
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10 Interesting Facts About Vietnam [Country Spotlight]

Culture

 At Interpreters and Translators, Inc. we love language, travel, and countries. One of our employees has several friends who have visited Vietnam and raved about that country. She couldn’t not resist doing some research of her own and considering booking her own trip to Vietnam. Here are a few of her observations.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Translators To Be Honored with the National Book Award

Culture

In January 2018, the United States (U.S.) National Book Foundation added a new category to its short list of literary prizes. Now both an author and the author’s translator will be honored with the National Book Award for Translated Literature. The new prize will recognize either a fiction or nonfiction work translated into English and published in the U.S. It’s the first time in 20+ years that the National Book Foundation has added a new category.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Country Spotlight: South Korea [Terpii Travels]

Culture

Hi everyone, once again it’s Terpii here! Due to the new political peace between North and South Korea, I decided that it was the perfect time to celebrate by hopping on over to South Korea. I had never been before so I was very excited to check it out!

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Terpii
Terpii

International Business Etiquette: 11 Tips

Manufacturing, Culture, Corporate, International Trade

As we pointed out in the How to Create a Thriving Export Business guide, exporting offers businesses a great way to build upon domestic success. The volume of international trade is growing fast. Trade barriers are falling. And competition in your domestic market is probably intensifying, especially from foreign competitors.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Country Spotlight: Argentina [Terpii Travels]

Culture

Hi there everyone!

I’m back again to share with you my latest Terpii adventure and boy has it been another fun one! I was in the mood for something in the deep south this time around so I headed to the land of wine, icebergs, and one outlier of an economy…Argentina!

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Terpii
Terpii

Which Language Is Richest In Words?

Culture, Language

Have you heard language experts say that English has more words than other languages? The claim is made but it’s practically impossible to verify.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Country Spotlight: Nigeria [Terpii's Travels in Translation]

Culture, Terpii Travels

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a special Terpii adventure to share with you! It all started when I decided to head over to Africa. I haven’t really spent much time there but have always wanted to check it out.

But where to go?

In case you didn’t know, Africa is HUGE and actually even bigger than how it is portrayed on most maps!

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Terpii
Terpii

Untranslatable Words: To Be Enjoyed Socially, To Be Heeded In Business

Translation, Culture, Language

“What is he saying?” I asked my bilingual friend while studying Spanish in Chile. He paused, thought about the joke we had both just heard, and then said, “It’s hard to explain.”

I was just learning Spanish but he could speak both English and Spanish fluently, so I couldn’t wrap my mind around his inability to just directly translate.

Take each word, translate it in his mind, and then regurgitate it back in English. That’s all it is, right?

I later learned that sometimes things are hard to translate. Sometimes a word doesn’t have an equivalent in another language and is therefore, untranslatable, or impossible to directly translate without the help of calling upon many other words.

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Country Spotlight: Terpii Takes on Mexico

Culture

Hi Everyone! I was planning to head home to the United States for a second… but then I decided to take a little detour and head south to Mexico! I bet you know a little about Mexico but did you know that some early records suggest it was the original birth place of popcorn, chocolate and chewing gum?! We all know about tacos, tequila, mariachi and beautiful beaches but Mexico is filled with so much more art and culture than many know. I decided to stop on by to uncover more of Mexico myself.

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Terpii
Terpii

Country Spotlight: South Africa [Terpii Travels]

Culture

Hello everyone! I’m still on my traveling mission, perpetually intrigued by languages and visiting countries that intertwine many of them into their political fabric. Did you know that there are countries in Africa which speak more than ten national languages?! Amazing! I decided to hop over to this continent and work my way up, traveling south to north. The most southern African country is South Africa, which has eleven national languages. I couldn’t wait to get started!

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Terpii
Terpii