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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

International Business Etiquette: 11 Tips

International Trade, Culture, Manufacturing, Corporate

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

Which Language Is Richest In Words?

Language, Culture

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

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

Language, Translation, Culture

“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

The Haunting History of Halloween Around The World

Culture

“It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin – and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright” – Erin Morgenstern
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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

The Most Glamorous Career You’ve Never Thought Of

Translation, Culture

What comes to mind when you imagine a glamorous career? Movie stars? High profile CEOs? Secret agents? Or perhaps a globe-trotting interpreter or translator? The last option may not have immediately come to mind for the readers here in the United States but there are places in the world where it would.

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Our World Is Suffering: Here's How To Help

Culture

This years hurricane season has been absolutely relentless. It started with Harvey's destruction in Texas and soon after, Irma, Jose, and Maria charged through the Caribbean and up the east coast of the United States. Meanwhile, Mexico has suffered multiple earthquakes that have resulted in hundreds of deaths.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

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