The Translator’s Guide to Creating Your Own Website

As a new freelance translator, you will want to make yourself visible to potential clients. There are basically two approaches to getting clients. Either you work for or with an already existing translation company or work entirely for yourself. If you opt for the latter, you will be aiming to pocket the benefits of earning […]

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Infographic: “Interesting Facts About Translation”

 

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German Culture and Translation

A good German language translation has never just been about translating the language into other languages using a word to word method. It is important to understand both German traditions and culture if a translation is to be fully accurate. A knowledgeable German translator will also be aware of how well another language speaker will […]

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Repentance Day Celebrations in Germany

Buß- und Bettag, or Repentance Day, is a public holiday in Germany’s state of Saxony. Most businesses and schools close for the day. In other areas of Germany, there is no holiday for the Day of Prayer and Repentance. However, some schools in the state of Bavaria may be closed. It falls on a Wednesday […]

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The Importance of Translation in Business

International trade has always relied on effective translation skills. The main change over the centuries is that the sheer scale of international trade has increased dramatically. For a business that restricts itself to commercial activity within a single nation-state, there is really little need for translation services. There are a number of exceptions of course. […]

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5 Qualities Every Interpreter Should Have

Interpreters are an essential part of life whenever people meet who do not understand each others’ languages well enough for fruitful communication. They are needed by businesses, by government agencies, in hospitals, schools, at international conferences and by tourists, just to name a few examples. Many people are quite capable of fluency in more than […]

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What Are Some of the Longest Words in the English Language?

Because English has borrowed or absorbed words from other languages it is particularly rich. While most people think that the German language steals the show when it comes to long words, many of which are compound words, English has its own nice little collection as well. What is the Longest Known Word in English? Well, […]

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How Language Evolution Affected Translations

Communication between explorers was always difficult when a new language and culture was encountered. However, as time has moved on communication has become much more effective. Professional translators not only concentrate on translating the language as they find it, but they know a lot more about the culture of those who speak native other languages. […]

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Medical Sector: Value of Professional German-English Translations

There are many documents that may need German English translations in the medical sector so that they hit the best tone for the recipient. These could include: ● All forms of medical communications ● Health care marketing material ● Translation for public health information Good health care communication is an important asset. It enables healthcare […]

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Oktoberfest is Celebrated in Germany and Around the World

Most people in Europe and many from around the world may have heard that Germans really do love their beer. To celebrate this long held reputation every year, as the days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the temperature is dropping, the Oktoberfest appears on Germany’s calendar of welcome events. It is a time […]

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