Should you Rely on Machine Translation for a Foreign Tender?

Many businesses earn an income from winning tenders. These could be tenders at home or overseas. As commerce has become more and more global, it’s not uncommon for companies to apply for tenders offered by companies outside of their own. When a foreign tender bid is made the use of the language of the organisation […]

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How Translation Can Go Horribly Wrong

Translation errors are common all over the world. Sometimes they are harmless and funny; sometimes they are just plain embarrassing; and occasionally they can be downright misleading and potentially dangerous. The mistranslations are usually due to amateur translators being used to save money or because a professional translator was never used to do the proofreading. […]

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Machine Translation Going to be a Substitute for Human Translation

There is no doubt about it. Machine translation is getting better and better. There was a time, not so long ago, when you could easily tell the difference between a machine translated piece of text and one that had been professionally translated by a human translator. That difference is getting narrower as the technology improves. […]

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How Does a Visual Image Affect Your Translation Business?

Let’s start with the proviso that you are an individual who is just starting up in the translation business and wish to get more visibility, or you have an already established translation business and think that you can improve your exposure. How do you do it? Are there any more innovative ways of improving your […]

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Localisation can Help Your Business Expand

From a sales or marketing standpoint, the term ‘localisation’ simply means that your message has been adapted to suit the language and culture of a specific group of people which is different from another. A German translation of a website that advertises travel opportunities in the Caribbean, for instance, could easily be a straight translation […]

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Literary Translation is Just That Little Bit Special

Translators of literary works are special people. If you thought that translating from the German into English or vice versa of legal documents or technical manuals was difficult, then spare a thought for the translator whose special task is the German translation of a literary work. Of course, all types of German translation services, like […]

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5 Easy Mistakes to Make When Reviewing a German English Translation

Language translation has become an important part of every international business in these days of increasing globalisation, but this doesn’t always mean it is taken seriously enough. In the end, if you are the business organisation requesting a translation service, whether it is a German English translation or any other language translation, you are ultimately […]

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The Meaning of Plain Language in Translation Service

One thing a translation service can do and that is to translate any written document into plain language. Sometimes documents presented to a German Translator are in quite complex language and if the translator was to translate the subject matter literally it may be too difficult to understand by the expected audience. When someone wants […]

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Can Human Translators ever be Replaced by Machine Translators?

Translation from German to English by professional German translators is considered to be clearer, more accurate and solid than any form of machine translation. Machine translation can be effective when used wisely. Sooner or later it may well dominate the German English translation and the English German translation as it does have some widely known […]

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10 Tricky Words in German That are Hard to Translate

When a speaker of any language is trying to get a point across in his or her language communication is relatively easy, especially if the listener speaks the same language. Problems start to emerge with a German English translation when trying to translate exactly words and phrases into another language without losing their true meaning. […]

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