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Arabic has hundreds of words for camel and words for each stage of love.
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Is Arabic The Richest Language In Words?

The response to our blog “Which language is Richest in Words” was so enthusiastic and polarizing that we decided to write a follow-up. It would be foolish to focus on any language other than Arabic, which generated by far the most feedback.  Arabic is…

September 22, 2020
Global Languages
Lifestyle and Culture

Commonly Spoken Dialects Across the Globe

What’s the difference between a dialect and a language? It’s a surprisingly difficult question to give a straight answer to! This is the type of question that if you ask 10 different people, you will likely get 10 different answers. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary lists four…

March 5, 2020
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Lifestyle and Culture

A Brief History of Native American Languages in the US

Native American languages in the US have succumbed to linguicide over time. According to the World Atlas, approximately 300 languages were spoken in the US before colonialism. When the Europeans arrived, they forced Native Americans out of their land. The government tried to eliminate…

February 25, 2020
Lifestyle and Culture

Hindi Interpretation Causes Mistrial

Professional interpretation matters. That’s especially true in the medical and legal field. A 2012 court case in Canada provides a great example of what not to do. The court interpreter seems to speak perfect Hindi. The unsuspecting might think that would be enough to…

January 13, 2020
Lifestyle and Culture

Holiday Traditions in Brazil

This blog post is part of our ‘Multicultural Holiday Traditions’ series. Translators submitted their favorite holiday traditions and we are elated to share them all with you! The first post of the series can be found here and links to all the posts can…

December 11, 2019