How New Year is Celebrated in the German Language

Like everyone else in the northern hemisphere, especially those who experience cold winters look forward to celebrating each start of a new year. There is something symbolic in ending one year and starting a new one. Typically, in Germany, New Year comes just a week after Christmas so when New Year is celebrated it is […]

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How to Promote Your Business using Translation Services

The Covid-19 pandemic may have dampened global business activity to some extent, but it certainly hasn’t dented the push to expand international business activity. The ready availability and widespread uptake of the internet worldwide means that almost any business can market itself and its products anywhere in the world. Pandemic restrictions haven’t destroyed the internet […]

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How to Learn Christmas Greetings in Other Languages

If you are moving between countries over the Christmas holiday period, the people you meet would be only too happy if you greet them with a Happy Christmas in their own language (while social distancing, of course!). One great way to feel comfortable in a country you are visiting and travelling through is to get […]

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The 5 Sectors That Need Translations the Most

1. E-commerce People are doing their shopping online more and more. In China and the United States, online sales today are greater in dollar value than high street stores. E-commerce constantly shifts towards more mobile browsing platforms as there are so many new mobile apps available that it lets customers easily browse and start chats […]

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Translation and Growing Businesses Today

There is a greater need than ever before to communicate across cultures and languages and this trend is certainly not slowing down. With a growing demand for this sort of communication, all sorts of translation companies are offering translation services to cover it. Cross cultural communication is more than word for word translations. If a […]

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All You Need to Know About Bilingualism and Interpreting

Anyone who is lucky to be bilingual has great advantages compared to those who are not. It is an invaluable skill in today’s globalised world, allowing the chance to communicate in a different language with people who may sometimes have an entirely different culture. Some people become bilingual just by chance because they were born […]

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Translation and Confidentiality Today

As communications globally improve, the world starts to transform into what seems like a global village. Geographic barriers can be broken down by fast jet travel, but linguistic barriers are only solved successfully by the use of translations. Those that benefit the most from this new world order are businesses as translations bring them closer […]

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You Need More Than Being Just a Bilingual Speaker to Become a Professional Interpreter

Bilingual or multilingual speakers in the native English language speaking world are quite a rarity, in contrast to genuine bilingualism or multilingualism in many other places. Genuine bilingualism does not mean that someone has a reasonable smattering of a language other than their own. It means that their fluency and range of vocabulary are more […]

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The Challenges of Medical Translation in Today’s World

It only takes a pandemic to highlight the challenges and importance of medical translation. Never before in human history have so many medical professionals and biomedical researchers been involved so much in an international attempt to slow down and stop a disease in its tracks; one that has already in a short 6 months killed […]

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The Translator Client Relationship – Asking Questions is the Right Thing to Do

Translators, whether they are freelancers or work as part of a team in a translation agency, are often reluctant to ask their clients questions. Yet when questions are relevant and posed carefully they can lead to a better quality translation and save time in the long run as answers can prevent misunderstanding which has to […]

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