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28
Nov

What Everyone Should Know Before Translating French

Many English speakers don’t fully grasp the importance of accent marks in other languages. Accent marks aren’t simply word decor,….

22
Jun

[Video Snacks] The World Cup Edition

Well, it’s that time again! Time for an event that comes around only once every four years, and really leaves….

1
Jun

[Video Snacks] Did You Know Languages Die? 

Did you know languages die? Not from stampeding elephants, ill-fated bungee jumps or too much vodka. A language dies when….

25
May

[Video Snacks] How to Understand Swahili on the Phone

Have you ever done trigonometry….in Chinese? Built a house of cards in a wind tunnel? Gotten a millennial to put….

17
May

[Video Snacks] Interpreters vs. Translators

As expert and passionate linguists, we get accused of being the grammar police, nit-picky and, well, just rude in some….

9
May

[Video Snacks] 7 Interesting Language Facts

Languages are an interesting thing. Where did they come from? Why are there so many different ones? Why are they….

8
May

[Translation 101] “Misunderstanding Down Under”

We’ve all seen those embarrassing mistranslations from all over the world of signs and consumer product packaging. The Internet is….

20
Apr

[Infographic] 50 Fascinating Language Facts

Being a translator, or a lover of languages in general, can increase your curiosity for the mysteries of languages. The….

12
Apr

The Anatomy of a Translation Quote

We can drink instant coffee, eat fast food, and watch on demand movies. We love getting what we want NOW…..

5
Apr

What Does a Good Language Translation Cost?

The short answer: A lot less than a bad one. “You get what you pay for” is an old and….

2
Aug

The Process of Translating Technical Documents

Technical Documents are typically information sensitive; words cannot get lost in translation without repercussions. In some instances, it could mean….