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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

[Infographic] Most Common Languages Besides English In The US & New England

Culture, Language Service Provider, Transcreation, Infographics, Popular

It should be no surprise that many languages besides English are spoken throughout the United States. In certain areas, English seems to be the foreign language! The US has always been a melting pot of different languages and cultures. If you consider the US before the British settled, just imagine how many different languages their were between the various Native American tribes that filled our land. 

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

[3/3] The Emoji Revolution: EMOJI TRANSLATION

Culture

Welcome to the conclusion of our “Emoji Revolution” blog series! We hope you found the information in the first two installments interesting and valuable. As we researched the topic and saw headlines, tweets, and emails galore featuring the beloved emoji, we couldn’t help but think about how the fun little characters are truly a language of their own. It’s interesting how so many ancient texts such as hieroglyphics, used images to tell a story. These pictograms eventually morphed into a written system consisting of letters or characters in most cultures around the world. Thousands of years later we are completing the circle and beginning to incorporate pictograms into our language once again.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

China's Singles Day Is The New Black Friday

Culture, Localization

Happy Singles Day! How will you be celebrating this year?

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

The Emoji Revolution: Rise of Emoji Marketing [Part 2/3]

Culture

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we broke down the origins of both the emoticon and the emoji. If you missed the first post, click here to catch up. It’s clear that emoji have taken the Western world by storm. A couple facts to demonstrate their immense popularity (NY Mag, IP Watchdog):

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

The Emoji Revolution: From Emoticon to Emoji [Part 1/3]

Culture, Popular

While emoji is a much more frequently used term these days, let’s not forget about where it all began with the original emoticon. :) We are excited to bring you a three-part series on the evolution from emoticon to emoji and beyond!

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Cultural Considerations: Hindu Holiday Navratri

Culture

As a translation services provider who connects businesses with other cultures, we like to take time to showcase different traditions around the world on our blog. Understanding other cultures or working with a company who understands those cultures is key to both marketing effectively as well as forming a long lasting business relationship.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

23 Movie Titles That Were Lost In Translation

Translation, Culture

 

Movies have become a gigantic global business. Some of America’s most popular imports and biggest cultural influences are cinema-related. Because of this, movies often remind us that translation is not always an exact science. One of the reasons human translators will never go out of style is that people can interpret ideas and concepts in ways that a machine never could. But even with human translators, the nuances that exist within and between languages can sometimes have hilarious results.

 

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

Is Anything Untranslatable?

Culture, Popular

 

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Hindi Interpretation Causes Mistrial

Culture

 

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.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette