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How understanding is affected by different accents

How understanding is affected by different accents

I recently came across this article which talks about how our brains process information when it is delivered by someone from another culture.

It is a fascinating insight into how our brains … Continue Reading »

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Quick guide: translation technology

Quick guide: translation technology

Technology is taking over most areas of our lives, sometimes making things easier and sometimes making it a whole lot more difficult. Anyone who uses a computer will know how frustrating it can … Continue Reading »

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Being multilingual in a multilingual country

Being multilingual in a multilingual country

Most people live in a country where only one main language is spoken. Let’s take a look at a place where things are very different.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most linguistically diverse … Continue Reading »

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Cultural advice for business travel

Cultural advice for business travel

Cultural understanding is a key factor when you are travelling for business and are trying to make meetings go smoothly and productively. Building up a relationship of trust with your opposite n… Continue Reading »

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A quick guide to choosing a domain name for a translated website

A quick guide to choosing a domain name for a translated website

When you are thinking about having your website translated there are a multitude of options to consider.

Here’s a quick guide to just one of the important points – your new website’s domain n… Continue Reading »

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Translation mistakes – the importance of getting it right and why it goes wrong

Translation mistakes – the importance of getting it right and why it goes wrong

In our previous blog post , we told the story of the smoking breadmaker which caused problems for users and costly consequences for the manufacturer.

Things can and do go wrong in many cases:… Continue Reading »

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Time well spent - back to school

Time well spent - back to school

We’re helping at a local sixth form careers evening tomorrow – it’s something we’ve done for a long time and we think it’s a very important part of what we do as a company.

Why? It’s simple. … Continue Reading »

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Interpreting - why use a professional?

Interpreting - why use a professional?

If you think that anyone who speaks a second language (to a level where they are comfortable going on holiday) can be a good interpreter, it’s time to think again.

In a business situation, yo… Continue Reading »

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5 facts about China – to celebrate Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)

5 facts about China – to celebrate Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)

1 Chinese New Year

This year, Chinese New Year starts on Monday 8th February – this time it’s the year of the monkey, the 9th animal in the 12 year cycle. Celebrations generally last for abou… Continue Reading »

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The impact of foreign literature in translation

The impact of foreign literature in translation

Historically, much of the literature around the world has been written in the primary language of the country that it is printed in. However this trend is starting to change.

According to Bus… Continue Reading »

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