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Country Spotlight: Singapore [Terpii Travels]

Culture

Hey Everyone, Terpii here and I’m excited to fill you all in about my recent travels! Lately I’ve been very interested in countries that exist with more than one national language so I’ve decided to hop around and check them out myself. I especially wanted to see if I could keep up, switching back and forth between languages the way the natives do!  I decided my first stop, and the place I’ll be sharing today, is Singapore!

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Terpii
Terpii

A Beginner’s Guide To American Sign Language & ASL Interpreting

Culture, Interpreting, Sign Language

We discuss spoken languages frequently on this blog and today we are addressing a very important subject that we feel more language service companies such as ourselves should discuss more often. We at iTi will continue to cover this subject in more detail moving forward: American Sign Language (ASL) & ASL interpreters.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Emoji Mistranslation

Culture, Language

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog you remember that last year we did a three part series of emojis (see the links below). This year, in the rapidly evolving world of translation, we need an update.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

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

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

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

Country Spotlight: Portugal [Terpii Travels]

Culture, Terpii Travels

Hi everyone!

I’m feeling especially green as I check in with you all today because I’m in a country filled with wine that’s green! This is also one of the world leaders in using green, renewable energy! Do you know where I am? I’ll give you a hint… This country is the reason 250 million people worldwide who live in Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Macau and Brazil speak the language they do. That’s right, I’m in Portugal!

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Terpii
Terpii

Business in Brazil? Know the Customs and Culture.

Culture

Globalization means doing business in other countries is getting easier and more frequent. You’re wise to know and observe the proper business etiquette and customs of the local population because they vary greatly. iTi checked in with Executive Planet and Cyborlink, websites considered reliable information sources for international business etiquette, manners, and cross cultural communication, to create this list of insights. We also found etiquette tips from the Business Insider helpful. Here are a few tips if you’re conducting business in Brazil. Of course, not all guidelines work in all situations but the following are generally applicable.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Country Spotlight: India [Terpii Travels]

Culture, Terpii Travels

Photo Credit: Travel Way of Life

Hi there! It’s Terpii checking in from India!


I’ve spent the last few weeks flying my way through the 7th largest country in the world, the largest democracy in the world, and also one of Earth’s oldest civilizations: India. The richness of its culture is almost as diverse as the languages spoken here. Did you know that there are 22 primary languages in India, and within them approximately 1000 dialects! My ears have been hard at work on this trip!

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Terpii
Terpii

Country Spotlight: Norway [Terpii Travels]

Culture, Terpii Travels

Our company mascot and language expert, a coquí named Terpii, loves to travel and learn about new cultures. Terpii reports about the country’s language, culture, geography, people and history. Here’s what our little dynamo had to say after a visit to Norway. 

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Terpii
Terpii