Where in the World is German Spoken?

German is not an international language in the same way as English or French is, but it is surprising just how many people actually speak it, either as a first language or a second language, most commonly because of being born into a German-speaking family. German Speaking Countries Around the World How many countries speak […]

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The Distribution of the German Language

German is far more widespread than anyone may think possible. With more than 50 million Americans laying claim to German ancestry, there are still 1.06 million people in the country who can speak German. In North Dakota alone it is the second most spoken language. Of course, German-speaking countries in Europe are home to the most […]

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Optimise Your Translation ROI

One of the key measures for business is the Return on Investment (ROI). Today an ROI can be optimised if the business chooses to localise its product so that it can be more easily marketed to customers in overseas locations. The Importance of Multilingual Content for Maximising ROI There are so many branded products available […]

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What Photography Can Teach Us About Translation

Photography is one of those arts that has evolved and developed with changing technology. It’s even got to the point now that you can take your own high-quality photographs from a smartphone you carry around in your pocket every day. However, this changing relationship with this type of technology hasn’t lead to people using their […]

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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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A Description of a German Birth Certificate Translation

There are certain key details that a German certificate contains that define what a German birth certificate looks like and the birth certificate translation must look the same as the original birth certificate. In English, a German birth certificate translation is called a Certificate of Descent. This is the title found at the top of […]

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The 5 Most Popular Dammann Translation Articles

The translation industry has attracted a lot of attention in recent years as the global movement of people and goods increases. When people choose to live and work in a country where their native language is not spoken, then all documents required by immigration authorities need to be translated so the host country can understand […]

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Why Should Marketers Care About Language Translation?

Modern-day consumers always appear to be in a hurry. So much so that when they access a website they don’t want to hang around for too long if the language of it isn’t clear or hasn’t been translated well. There is this habit these days of quickly skimming through a website to see if it […]

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Why Translation Services Are Some of The Key Emerging Industries

The translation industry has been in existence since the industrial revolution at least. It is one of several emerging industries that are growing at an unprecedented rate now as a result of the impact of the global economy, where the translation and interpretation industry is sought after by a whole range of expanding businesses. Many […]

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German Words That Have No Real English Translation

All languages have developed their own unique vocabulary and idioms that cannot be translated literally into other languages. Each language has followed a particular pathway through history that makes it stand out from other languages. Take German, for instance. There are hundreds of German words that have no translation. Part of the reason for that […]

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