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Translation: Why You Should Avoid Idioms

Sometimes literal translations don't make sense ...

Writing text which will be translated into other languages can be tricky. There are ways of making multilingual communications easier to manage and one of them is to avoid idioms ...

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Cut Down On Your Translation Costs

Involve your translation agency early ...

Using free machine translation doesn't cost anything, but as we covered in previous posts, it is not a reliable option. So how can you save on translation and maintain high quality?

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Doing Business In Kuwait

A hospitable culture ...

Kuwait is one of the lucky countries abundant in oil, so there are plenty of financial benefits of doing business in Kuwait. However, their domestic culture is so much different from ours ...

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French Translation: Crucial For Doing Business In France

The French take their language seriously ...

The French language is spoken by more than 68 million people around the world and the French people are very proud of their language and also very protective of it ...

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Doing Business In The United Kingdom

It's not all bowler hats and afternoon tea ...

George Bernard Shaw said ''America and Britain are two nations divided by a common language''. If you've learned your English from movies, you'll be in for a shock on your first visit ...

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Creating Multilingual Brochures

Typesetting in 120 languages ...

Translation requires a very good knowledge of both the source and target languages. However, converting the text itself is only a part of the process of creating multilingual brochures ...

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But Everybody Speaks English ...

Or do they?

A couple of years ago at MEDICA in Germany (a huge conference related to medical field) we got chatting to a Chinese gentlemen who was selling medical equipment ...

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Language Structure Vs Software

Things to keep in mind ...

Languages have been evolving as long as humans have been on the planet and the differences in structures of languages can be truly fascinating. Some differences are very obvious ...

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Top 10 Most Widely Spoken Languages

Covering 3.2 billion people ...

There are over 6,900 languages in the world, but interestingly, only 10 of them cover almost half of the world's population. Read on to find out which languages got onto the list ...

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How Creative Are Translators?

And will software ever compare?

With the improvements of Google Translate, more and more people believe that translation is as easy as clicking a button. However, true and accurate translation is very difficult ...

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Calling Your Overseas Prospects

Is your marketing working?

Would you like to know whether your international marketing works? Would you like to follow up on your overseas prospects to find out if they received your samples and brochures?

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Doing Business In Japan

A land of culture and tradition ...

Japan is one of the oldest monarchies in the world with the dynasty of the current Emperor said to have been started in 600 B.C. Doing business in Japan is still shaped by the cultural norms ...

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