Common Types of Interpreting

Interpreting is an increasingly important skill as the world becomes smaller and more interconnected. Interpreters have much in common with translators, at least because they need to know the languages they interpret fluently and are specialised in one of the several different fields of interpreting. Professional interpreters tend to opt for one or more different […]

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What is Onsite Interpreting and How Can It Be Arranged?

Onsite interpreting is considered to be the more traditional form of interpreting as it takes place when an interpreter is physically present. The Benefits of Using an Onsite Interpreter Because the interpreter is present at the interpreting venue s/he can use visual cues when interpreting what people are saying. These include gestures and facial expressions […]

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Translation Services for the Travel and Tourism Industry

It would be a complete oversight if the tourism and travel sector didn’t provide tourist literature in the languages of their visitors. This includes hotel information, tour brochures, holiday guides, promotional booklets and press releases. Typically today, there are many more activities available that suit the tastes of tourists. They could be outdoor enthusiasts seeking […]

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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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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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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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