A Holiday To Suit Every Taste

For many of us, January is a fresh start, a time for new resolutions and looking forward to the year to come. Lots of people spend time planning their annual holiday during January too, giving them time to save and prepare for their trip. If you’re stuck for ideas for places to visit this year, […]

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Why International Travellers and Business People Can Feel Like Peanut M&Ms

For those outside the U.S. the most interesting part of the Superbowl can be the entertainment and the commercial breaks. The importance of the event in the U.S. (and to U.S. expats) means that both entertainers and advertisers do everything they can to impress. This year’s offering from Mars, makers of M&Ms, was a stylish, […]

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Why You Should Care About Your Translator’s Figures

In markets where there is little to no governance of translators and translation, it can be very hard to find a translation service capable of meeting a company’s needs.  With no objective means of determining quality, the winning of a contract often comes down to a matter of the lowest price.  This places translators under […]

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What Price Translation?

Some of the biggest companies in the world have managed to satisfy a significant part of their translation needs by using volunteers.  Two of the best-known examples are Google and Facebook.  Both of these internet behemoths started out as an English-only platform.  They understood that in order to succeed internationally they would need to have […]

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Translation, Localization and the Amazing World of Making Communication Internationally Local

While English may still be the de facto lingua franca for international communications, arguably in no small part due to its dominance of the Internet, it’s far from being the world’s only language. Google Translate currently works in around 80 languages and there are estimated to be anything between 6000 and 7000 languages currently in […]

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Hamelin Is Looking For Rat Catchers!

The town of Hamelin is appealing for a new rat-catcher, in fact, it needs two.  This time, however, thankfully, it’s not a plague of rodents that’s troubling the town, but groups of tourists in need of guidance.    The colourfully-dressed rat-catchers make it their job to ensure that they enjoy their experience, by telling them not […]

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Servus! – A Beginner’s Guide to the Wonders of Translating Dialects

Swiss German is held to be a dialect of German, even though it is so different from High German, that it is often incomprehensible to native Germans. Dutch on the other hand is classed as a separate language, even though it’s generally much easier for Germans to understand, at least when it’s spoken slowly. Traditional […]

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Some Like It Cold

In Australia a New Year swim at the beach is a chance for a cooling dip.  It will probably involve just an ordinary swimming costume.  In Germany, however, it needs a wetsuit, but that doesn’t deter the hundreds of hardy and dedicated swimmers who take to the water each year to celebrate the dawn of […]

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Searching for the Perfect German Translation Service

Translation services are important for a myriad of reasons, especially for important documents and legal resources. The significance of translations pertains to the maintenance of the meaning and context of the content after translation. One of the reasons why people lay emphasis on German Translation Services is the presence of lucrative opportunities in the German market, […]

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Cracking Good Christmas

While Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker enchants people of all ages every winter, some younger viewers might be intrigued by the title. These days the nutcrackers sold for practical purposes are largely identical to common household pliers, but it wasn’t always so. Traditionally nutcrackers were highly decorative items, which were placed proudly on a dinner table towards the […]

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