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Basic Breakdown: Website Localization
Throughout the past several years, localization has become an increasingly common buzzword within the translation industry. So, how does it differ from translation and what exactly is it?
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Hollywood's Most Hilarious Movie Title Translations

Language, Translation, Culture

As an American, it can be easy to forget about the impact that our culture has on other countries. Take Hollywood movies as an example and their global popularity. They may be created here in the US but they are watched and enjoyed worldwide.

This doesn't mean that they stay in English, however. The titles are translated and subtitles or voice-overs are added.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

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

Overcoming Communication Challenges in a Global Economy

Corporate, Aerospace & Defense, Language, Manufacturing

Everything and everybody communicates. Each expression of communication is a vital element of a brands identity and personality. Sharpen the communication with your internal team before distributing your message to the masses.

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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

Speaking Spanish? White House Says No, But U.S. Businesses Say Yes.

Language, Corporate

Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump took office the Spanish language resources on the official White House website were eliminated. Some say the White House will eventually restore the Spanish pages. They also point out that the old pages from when Barack Obama was President are still available. But now, more than five months into the new administration, if you prefer to communicate in Spanish you’re out of luck at the White House official website.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Top Websites To Learn New Languages [For Free!]

Language

Although English is still the dominant language throughout the United States as a whole, ask someone living in Miami or Southern California and you will surely hear that English is the minority with Spanish being the majority. 

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano