What Will German Translation Be Like in the Future?

Germany is an economic powerhouse today and its position in relation to overseas trade and business is unlikely to diminish in the near future, although the rise of China and other South East Asian economies, as well as those of Brazil, is going to make the German economy face more competition to which it must […]

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Visa Application Rejection Reasons: Australian Student & Tourist

The two most common visa types in Australia are the tourist visa and the student visa. By far the greater number of certain visa applications are processed without any problems but an Australian tourist visa is rejected or an Australian student visa is rejected. Usually, there are very good reasons why there might be an […]

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Funny German Insults and Swear Words that Everyone Would Like to Know

Often, when people start to learn a new language like German they are keen to know what common German insults and words there are in that new language. Many of these German insults and expressions are made up of compound words. They are not always easy to get right because just a single letter could change the […]

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Quality Control versus Quality Assurance

In English, there are a number of terms that people believe are interchangeable just because they appear similar. Two of these are quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA). Quality assurance vs quality control doesn’t have the same meaning when it comes to the translation industry. Quality Assurance Translation quality assurance, referred to as QA, tries […]

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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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What 2018 Is Likely to Offer the Translation Industry

Top Trends in the Translation Industry for 2018 More and more people are taking up e-learning as a way of saving time and being flexible about how and when they learn. Because of the increased demand for e-learning courses in a multitude of languages, translating e-learning courses into many different languages is becoming very popular. […]

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Several Translation Methods to Help You With Your Work

There are a Number of Different Translation Techniques in use in Translation: Borrowing Borrowing occurs in a translation when an identical word or expression that is in the source text is used in the target text. Calque If a translator makes use of a calque, s/he is using or creating a neologism in the targeted language […]

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Top Trends in the Translation Industry in 2017

Throughout this year, 2017, the translation industry has gone through a growth spurt and some interesting changes too. Apps to Help Language Learning in Decline There appears to have been a decline in interest in learning languages online this year, especially in Europe and the United States. These means the purchasing of apps and software to […]

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