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During this day and age, language services are likely to be essential to the success of your business. With instant global communication, increased cultural diversity, and the technology easing the ability to do business across borders, translation and interpreter services are more necessary now than they may have been before.
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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

How Is The Internet Changing Language Today?

Culture, Popular

David Crystal’s four minute video, “How Is the Internet Changing Language Today? made us ponder his question. The British linguist, academic, and author says that throughout history new technology has always changed language. The printing press, telephone, and broadcasting all changed the English language.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Texting Not So Bad For The English Language?

Culture

Texting, with its abbreviations, slang, emoticons and other quirks, may be ruining the English language. Or so scream some language experts. An August 2014 online article in Salon magazine presents a more evenhanded evaluation.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Multi-Language Coke Commercial Not Anti-Patriotic

Culture

A Coca-Cola commercial at the 2014 Super Bowl struck an immediate nerve with United States viewers. The song “America the Beautiful” is sung not only in English, but in seven other languages as well. Many people jumped on social media sites to criticize Coke’s supposed lack of patriotism. We disagree. So do many others.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Dutch: What’s Great About It

Culture

On his blog, Simon Ager of Omniglot recently mused about Dutch. One thing Simon appreciates about Dutch is that many of that language’s compound words are made of native roots. That makes them easy to understand, as long as you know the meanings of the individual components.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Language Services Helping To Drive The Global Economy

Culture, Language Service Provider

Common Sense Advisory measures the language services industry as a $34.8 billion industry. And it’s growing. Part of that growth is coming from the increasing global marketplace and the need for companies to sell their products and services across borders, cultures and languages. In a recent survey, Common Sense Advisory found that 60% of top global brands have multilingual websites. These marketing brands average more than eight languages per website with some of them offering 30 or more languages.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Translator Becomes Activist

Culture

 

Translators perform an incredible mix of essential duties but few become a voice for a threatened world famous author. Then there’s Jethro Soutar.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette