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Why is learning Chinese difficult for Westerners?

Why is learning Chinese difficult for Westerners?

Learning Chinese is not easy, and there is a lot to consider when thinking about picking up a new language. One of the most difficult things for Westerners is learning a new alphabet and letters… Continue Reading »

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How to get the best out of working with a translation agency

How to get the best out of working with a translation agency

If you’re new to working with a translation agency, you’ll want to know how you can make the most of our services, to save time, money and hassle.

Here’s a quick list of what you can do to he… Continue Reading »

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Using subtitles to make the most of your video resources

Using subtitles to make the most of your video resources

If you’re spending time and resources creating a video to promote your company or to explain how to use a product, you really want to make the best use possible of the film you have created.

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How reliable is machine translation at the moment and what are its limitations?

How reliable is machine translation at the moment and what are its limitations?

The most popular machine translation software at the moment is Google Translate, although other programs are available. The software has improved remarkably over the last few years, with regular… Continue Reading »

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Languages and communications online – how the language you speak can affect online browsing

Languages and communications online – how the language you speak can affect online browsing

English was once the dominant language of the internet, but now it’s just one in a sea of many. Its relative share of cyberspace has shrunk to around 30%, while French, German, Spanish and Chine… Continue Reading »

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Medical interpreting - how should we handle this sensitive issue?

Medical interpreting - how should we handle this sensitive issue?

A visit to the doctors or the hospital can be worrying enough, but what happens if you don't speak good English?            

For a normal appointment, the health service will generally supply… Continue Reading »

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How do I make my marketing work overseas – getting the best from translation services.

How do I make my marketing work overseas – getting the best from translation services.

When you want to convince a potential customer from another country to buy your product or service, things are never straightforward.

Let’s face it, what works for “English speakers” also dif… Continue Reading »

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Localising your website – approaching different markets in different ways

Localising your website – approaching different markets in different ways

If you’re thinking about approaching an overseas market using your website as the main means of communication you need to take a look at a range of things to ensure you create the right environm… Continue Reading »

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Why can’t I use Google Translate?

Why can’t I use Google Translate?

It’s free, fast and looks good to me – what could go wrong?

When you’re looking for a quick translation of a paragraph or a few sentences, Google Translate can typically provide you with a re… 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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