What Photography Can Teach Us About Translation

Photography is one of those arts that has evolved and developed with changing technology. It’s even got to the point now that you can take your own high-quality photographs from a smartphone you carry around in your pocket every day. However, this changing relationship with this type of technology hasn’t lead to people using their […]

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8 Extremely Funny German words

When you translate literally German words into the English language there are some pretty funny definitions of German words. Compound Hilarious German Words Handschuhe is the compound word for the glove, but as Germans like to keep their vocabulary short it means literally ‘hand shoe’. They don’t think there is any need to create a […]

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A Description of a German Birth Certificate Translation

There are certain key details that a German certificate contains that define what a German birth certificate looks like and the birth certificate translation must look the same as the original birth certificate. In English, a German birth certificate translation is called a Certificate of Descent. This is the title found at the top of […]

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The 5 Most Popular Dammann Translation Articles

The translation industry has attracted a lot of attention in recent years as the global movement of people and goods increases. When people choose to live and work in a country where their native language is not spoken, then all documents required by immigration authorities need to be translated so the host country can understand […]

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Why Should Marketers Care About Language Translation?

Modern-day consumers always appear to be in a hurry. So much so that when they access a website they don’t want to hang around for too long if the language of it isn’t clear or hasn’t been translated well. There is this habit these days of quickly skimming through a website to see if it […]

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Why Translation Services Are Some of The Key Emerging Industries

The translation industry has been in existence since the industrial revolution at least. It is one of several emerging industries that are growing at an unprecedented rate now as a result of the impact of the global economy, where the translation and interpretation industry is sought after by a whole range of expanding businesses. Many […]

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German Words That Have No Real English Translation

All languages have developed their own unique vocabulary and idioms that cannot be translated literally into other languages. Each language has followed a particular pathway through history that makes it stand out from other languages. Take German, for instance. There are hundreds of German words that have no translation. Part of the reason for that […]

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The Advantages of Having a Translation Contract

If you have just started out on your career as a professional freelance translator, at some point you will be wondering if there is any value in arranging a contract for translation services between you and your client. The short answer is that for anything other than a short translation task, a contract guarantees that you […]

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Important Facts About Marriage Certificate Translation

Marriage certificates are important personal documents and may be needed for presentation for a number of official purposes. When marriage certificates do need to be made available by officials that use a language different than that in which the marriage certificate is issued, then it is almost inevitable that the marriage certificate is translated into […]

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Why is it Important to Include Revision in Translation?

It’s rare for any writer to be happy with the first draft of a piece of writing. For example, a journalist writing for a newspaper would first jot down an outline of the pending news report. He or she would start with an eye-catching heading and then the first paragraph would be written outlining the […]

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