What are the differences between European and Canadian French?
Apr 12, 2021 | Language and Culture
As you may know, French is spoken not only in France and Belgium but in many countries in Africa and in one particular country in North America - Canada. How did it happen? About 200-300 years ago, European countries were on the run to conquer as much territory...
Interesting Facts about Latin American Spanish
Dec 30, 2020 | Language and Culture
Everything you want to know about Latin American SpanishThe Spanish language is widely popular all around the world, but we rarely think about the varieties of Spanish used in the Iberic peninsula (Spain) and in Latin America, from Argentina, Uruguay to Mexico and Cuba. For all the...
Challenges of Chinese to English translation or how to avoid Chinglish
Sep 09, 2019 | Language and Culture
China is well-known for its populous land and abundant history. Its language is considered the oldest and the most spoken around the world. No wonder, Chinese language is extending its popularity, heading today towards an even more important position.
Brand translation - mistakes in localizing advertisement campaigns
Aug 13, 2019 | Language and Culture
Achieving success with an enticing slogan in your mother tongue can be a great premise for a market extension overseas. Enhanced sales converted into increased financial revenues is what the contemporary businesses are aspiring to. But here’s another turn of events resulted in failed expectations due...
Most translated books - the annual poetry and novel translation contest 2019
Aug 02, 2019 | Language and Culture
The conversion of creative content into other languages, including novels and poetry, plays a key role in reaching a broader audience by spreading literature world wide.Why is the literary translation important?In fact, the translation of books is of great importance. Firstly, it contours our understanding...
Why is difficult to translate Donald Trump? Trumpslation explained.
Jul 29, 2019 | Language and Culture
The increased demand for political translation brings some sensitive questions into the international scenario. Apparently innocuous errors or details omitted by negligence can become subject to serious conflicts, and even leading to war. In order to ensure the proper message rendition, the most viable means of identifying and...
Is Emoji Becoming a Language?
Jun 26, 2019 | Language and Culture
Virtual communication has put in front of us new possibilities of interaction. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and a network of other apps calls for improved and more dynamic means of expression by regularly releasing fresh emoji, ready to serve to the distribution of less ambiguous messages. The...
Best Localization Process Practices
Nov 19, 2018 | Language and Culture
‘‘If you are trying to persuade people to do something, or to buy something, it seems to me that you should use their language, the language they are using every day, the language in which they think.’’- David Ogilvy Business is now becoming more and...
The most sought-after languages in the business world by region
Jun 06, 2017 | Language and Culture
Approximately 50% of the words we use on a daily basis consist of circa 100 recurring words. And most of our conversations make use of merely a few thousand words. Therefore, learning the 1000 most common words of a language gives a solid linguistic grounding in this language. All businesses...