Perfect German Words We Need In English

Some of the most powerful German words in the German language are those that are molded together to make a super-long word. An example is “Kraftfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung”, which quite literally means “automobile liability insurance.” There was another awesome German word, “Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz”, which when it existed meant “law delegating beef label monitoring.” Here are some more examples […]




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Some Weird German Words

Many German compound words are unique. They do not have any real equivalent in the English language. Those who are used to German translations find that they soon acquire expertise in dealing with compound nouns. There are a few that have found their way into colloquial English, such as the word “wanderlust” and the less common […]




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Can a Certified German Translator be Sued for Inaccuracy?

As a certified German translator in legal translations, you will most likely at some time or another had to do some rather delicate work to a clear deadline. Sometimes when a professional German translator completes a job it’s not always 100 percent correct for some reason or another. If this damages the client in any way that […]




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Is German Languages Spoken in Australia?

German is not a language widely spoken in Australia, but remains like it is in many other parts of the world where there are significant immigrant communities that have their origin in Germany, Austria or other German speaking parts of the world. Australian citizens of German descent are the sixth most numerous in the country, […]




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The Importance of Having a Quality German Translation of your Website

Germany is Europe’s largest economy and when you add other predominantly German speaking communities to it, such as Austria and Switzerland, you will understand just how important it is to have high quality German translation for your website. It’s not just the potential for confusion and misinterpretation if you use amateur translators, it’s the fact that […]




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How to Make it Easier For Translators to Do Their Job?

Many translators, whether they are German English translators or translators of any other language, advise their clients to make it easier for them to do their job. In the end, making sure your document is easily translated saves you time and money. One of the best things you can do before submitting your document for translation […]




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Christmas Around the World From A Translator’s View Point

Christmas means different things in different places. Part of the reason for this is that it had a complex origin, partly pagan, partly Christian, then co-opted by commercialism and exported through colonisation and globalisation. Communicating the message of Christmas is a minefield for translators, but because Christmas is celebrated right around the world in so […]




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Translation is Important for Global Marketing

When you begin to market your products overseas you have to research the differences between your local market and the overseas market you intend to target. You also need to access suitable human resources before you go ahead with your marketing. This includes representatives from the countries you intend to market your product and translators […]




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How Languages Impact on Design

German English translators sometimes find that faulty document design is sometimes a problem, as with any other language translation. Sometimes, the design does not fit with the translation because the client wanting the translation has designed the document before the German translation takes place. On the other hand there are times when a translated document […]




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Is Becoming A German Translator Right For You?

This article is about a German English translator who was brought up in a French way, but by Anglo-Saxon parents. At 24 years old, Clare Howes first gained a degree in German. She didn’t stop at that as she soon pursued a Masters degree in translation studies in Paris in 2010. She is presently employed […]




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