Repentance Day Celebrations in Germany

Buß- und Bettag, or Repentance Day, is a public holiday in Germany’s state of Saxony. Most businesses and schools close for the day. In other areas of Germany, there is no holiday for the Day of Prayer and Repentance. However, some schools in the state of Bavaria may be closed. It falls on a Wednesday […]

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The Importance of Translation in Business

International trade has always relied on effective translation skills. The main change over the centuries is that the sheer scale of international trade has increased dramatically. For a business that restricts itself to commercial activity within a single nation-state, there is really little need for translation services. There are a number of exceptions of course. […]

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5 Qualities Every Interpreter Should Have

Interpreters are an essential part of life whenever people meet who do not understand each others’ languages well enough for fruitful communication. They are needed by businesses, by government agencies, in hospitals, schools, at international conferences and by tourists, just to name a few examples. Many people are quite capable of fluency in more than […]

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What Are Some of the Longest Words in the English Language?

Because English has borrowed or absorbed words from other languages it is particularly rich. While most people think that the German language steals the show when it comes to long words, many of which are compound words, English has its own nice little collection as well. What is the Longest Known Word in English? Well, […]

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How Language Evolution Affected Translations

Communication between explorers was always difficult when a new language and culture was encountered. However, as time has moved on communication has become much more effective. Professional translators not only concentrate on translating the language as they find it, but they know a lot more about the culture of those who speak native other languages. […]

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Medical Sector: Value of Professional German-English Translations

There are many documents that may need German English translations in the medical sector so that they hit the best tone for the recipient. These could include: ● All forms of medical communications ● Health care marketing material ● Translation for public health information Good health care communication is an important asset. It enables healthcare […]

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Oktoberfest is Celebrated in Germany and Around the World

Most people in Europe and many from around the world may have heard that Germans really do love their beer. To celebrate this long held reputation every year, as the days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the temperature is dropping, the Oktoberfest appears on Germany’s calendar of welcome events. It is a time […]

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German Translation: Proofreading, Editing and Revising | Difference

German translators, just like any other translators, must become proficient at a variety of skills. The most obvious one is fluency in the main two or three languages that the translator concentrates on. Important translation skills like proofreading, editing and revising are all useless unless the translator has translated a chunk of text or a […]

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What to Look For in Interpreting Agencies

Interpreting and translating are two sides of the same coin. They both facilitate communication from one language to another, but the form of the language is different. Interpreters are used for converting the spoken word from one language to another while translators convert text. It is important to distinguish between the two, as although some […]

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Remote Interpreting Versus Local Interpreting

Interpreters are needed for many different reasons. Sometimes, remote or telephone interpreters are the best choice and sometimes local interpreters are better. It all depends entirely on the reason you need an interpreter, as well as other factors, such as budget constraints. Some of these reasons for choosing one or the other are discussed below. […]

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