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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A Very German Christmas

While Christmas traditions vary around the world, some are adopted across the globe. The tradition of the Christmas tree began in Germany. The idea of adding lights to it is credited to Martin Luther, who wanted to recreate the feeling of awe and joy which came over him when he saw stars twinkling through the […]

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But Is It Art?

A recent collaboration between U.S. company Sub-Zero & Wolf and German artist Christian Awe has brought a whole new level of meaning to the phrase “Cool as ice”. Sub-Zero & Wolf are famous for their premium home appliances, which grace the homes of many celebrities and enlisted Awe’s help to make some of their fridges […]

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Bavarian Voices Are Best

A recent study saw Bavaria claim the title of Germany’s sexiest region, at least as far as accents are concerned. Admittedly much of its success lay in the fact that Bavaria has a relatively large population and that 62% of its inhabitants said that they found its dialect “particularly attractive”, while other regions not only […]

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Bambi Comes to Germany

While the name Bambi may conjure up images of a cute baby deer, in Germany it is also the name of the country’s most famous media awards. The fact that they take their name from a character created by Felix Salten, who was born in Hungary, spent most of his life in Austria and his […]

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