Category: Language & Languages

  • Establishing a robust online presence is essential for business growth in our era. While the Internet connects us globally, language barriers still hinder effective communication. English has established itself as the common language of the planet, but is it enough? This article explores the vital role of translating website content considering global English proficiency. Understanding ...

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  • In our latest case study, we delve into a seemingly innocuous translation mishap that highlights a crucial truth: even the simplest phrases can be mistranslated, leading to potentially serious consequences. Our team stumbled upon this case while conducting quality analysis of translated content for a recently acquired client. In reviewing the translations provided by another ...

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  • In today's interconnected global marketplace, effective communication across language barriers is crucial for success. Whether reaching new markets, collaborating with global partners, or serving diverse customers, businesses rely on translation services to bridge linguistic gaps. However, the scattered approach to translation management often leads to inefficiencies, inconsistencies, and missed opportunities. Centralizing all translation-related activities within ...

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  • Picture this: a leading financial institution, eager to expand its global reach, decides to translate its website into Spanish. Excited about tapping into a new market, they hand over the task to an individual without expertise in financial terminology. Little did they know, this decision would lead to a monumental blunder. In the process, the ...

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  • In today's global financial landscape, precise translation is paramount for seamless communication across borders. However, entrusting translation tasks to untrained in-house sales staff poses significant risks. Here's why professional translators are indispensable in finance: Complex Financial Language: Financial documents demand expertise in intricate terminology and legal nuances. Professional translators ensure accurate conveyance of meaning without ...

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  • If you are a foregner traveling to Bavaria, in Southern Germany, and you have a good ear for languages, you might notice that other than German something else is spoken there which you might not be able to place. It is Bavarian, also known as Austro-Bavarian, Boarisch, or Bairisch. Other than Bavaria, it is spoken in ...

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  • As a lover of the Germanic languages and having had the chance to learn some German and Swedish, I've always been curious about Icelandic, the language of the North Atlandic island discovered and populated in the 7th century by Norsemen from different points of Scandinavia, most notably Flóki Vilgerðarson, one of the main characters of ...

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  • How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together? Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out. It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, ...

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  • Across America, it’s becoming increasingly common to hear the use of the Southern contraction “Y’all,” a linguistic fusion of the words “you” and “all.” It may be partly because of the spread of Southern influence nationwide, but it also fills an important need in the English language, said Southern linguist Thomas Nunnally. “It’s being adopted ...

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  • The first "regulator" in history was created in Barcelona in 1401. That year, a bank of exchange and of common and safe deposit was established under the authority of the municipal magistracy, that ended up working as a de facto regulator of commerce and bankers. The Casa de canvi ("house of exchange" in Catalan) was the ...

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  • Many people think that we linguists speak lots of languages. While this is not usually true, it is a fact that we are curious about all of them - that is certainly my case. I took up Hebrew a while ago when I was a student at the University of Barcelona. This was my fisrt contact with a ...

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  • Yesterday in the Northern hemisphere we waved so long to winter and welcomed spring. at least in countries using the astronomical and solar reckoning, because in others countries, like Sweden, the beginning of spring is defined as the first occasion when the average daytime temperature exceeds zero degrees for seven consecutive days, so typically spring ...

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