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 […]

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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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Funny German Compound Words that can be Quite Hilarious when Translated

As German has developed into its own unique language, it’s now far more difficult to guess what German words mean in English. This is because the German language has built up a fascination for devising compound words that are hard to translate easily and there is no literal English translation. Of course, any serious German […]

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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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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 documents that are issued by authorities in almost every country in the world. They are almost universally printed or written in the official language of the country in which the marriage took place. This is fine until an individual or couple who are married seek to travel and reside, work or study […]

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