Interesting Challenges for German Translations

When undertaking a German translation it is not as simple as just learning the meanings of German words in your own language and the idioms, too. There are other things to consider. For example, in an English to German translation punctuation has to be used correctly. There are also abbreviations used in German that should […]

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Language Translation as a Career is on the Rise

In countries like America the chances of meeting someone who does not speak English has grown significantly. There are many different places where this experience is likely to be encountered, including on the street, in a company boardroom or sitting behind a computer tapping away. To be able to integrate successfully into American life, speaking […]

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A Bad Translation can Harm your Brand

Globalisation and internet growth have opened the doors for businesses into international markets allowing businesses of varying sizes to cross geographical frontiers. This doesn’t mean all barriers are broken as there are cultural and linguistic issues to deal with too. The successful marketing of a brand means translating a powerful marketing message into the languages […]

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Why not Use Your Own Customers to Help in Translations?

There is always an ongoing effort made to try to get users on the Internet to become more engaged with the content that expresses itself on the screen, ensuring a good online experience for internet users. There is currently a move to get customers to take part in translating content with a number of benefits […]

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What is Most Important When Translating Personal Documents?

English German translators are often called upon to translate personal documents. Things like birth, death and marriage certificates; employment transcripts and statements of service; educational and technical qualifications and even financial statements and documents may all have to be translated at some point in a person’s life. Some countries insist that key personal documents are […]

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The Literal Translation of German Proverbs Into English

Some German proverbs are often translated literally, such as “One can’t jump over one’s own shadow” which written in German is “Man kann nicht über seinen eigenen Schatten springen.” This is better translated into English as. “One cannot deny one’s own nature”. An explanation often needs to accompany literal translations of proverbs. “Ich glaub ich […]

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Why Should Translators Use Bases, Style Guides and Glossaries?

A good German translator will have built up resources on vocabulary and style as a way of improving their ability to undertake efficient translations that are appealing to clients. Some translators may be so busy undertaking translation jobs that finding the time to build up resources may seem too time-consuming to bother with. Bases and […]

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Watch Out! A CV Scammer may be using You!

As a freelance German English translator, you will be continually on the lookout for new work and one of the routes to accessing new clients is through joining such social media sites as LinkedIn. These sites are of no use unless you provide some background about yourself and your work record. It appears that CV […]

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Creoles are Untapped Languages for Translation but Need Accurate Proficient Translators

With the growth in globalization and the desire of companies to manufacture and market products to communities across the world there has been a parallel growth spurt emerging and that is in the language translation industry. The particular emphasis in recent years has been the interest in seeking German translators who are not only able […]

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Important Things to Remember when Translating

Technical translators provide German translation services for technical documents in relation to a variety of different industries. There are so many products from all over the world that have technical instructions in English that often need to be translated into German so that businesses marketing them in Germany are able to tell their buyers in […]

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