Social Media Translation Fails

Funny translation fails are common wherever and whenever translation takes place by amateur human translators and, these days at least, computer-generated translation apps and programmes freely available on the internet. Anyone who has gone on an overseas holiday will have encountered funny translation fails and not-so-funny, let’s say embarrassing, translation fails, when they have been […]




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Tips and Tricks for Literary Translation

Definition of Literary Translation A definition of literary translation is a translation when a translator has to be able to find appropriate words that express the message that the original writer is trying to put across. The translator can’t simply do a word for word translation but has to take into consideration style, tone and […]




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Where in the World is German Spoken?

German is not an international language in the same way as English or French is, but it is surprising just how many people actually speak it, either as a first language or a second language, most commonly because of being born into a German-speaking family. German Speaking Countries Around the World How many countries speak […]




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The Distribution of the German Language

German is far more widespread than anyone may think possible. With more than 50 million Americans laying claim to German ancestry, there are still 1.06 million people in the country who can speak German. In North Dakota alone it is the second most spoken language. Of course, German-speaking countries in Europe are home to the most […]




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Optimise Your Translation ROI

One of the key measures for business is the Return on Investment (ROI). Today an ROI can be optimised if the business chooses to localise its product so that it can be more easily marketed to customers in overseas locations. The Importance of Multilingual Content for Maximising ROI There are so many branded products available […]




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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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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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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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