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Interesting Facts About Arabic to English Translation

Posted by Frank Quattrocchi on Nov 25, 2015 7:47:00 AM


Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, boasting approximately 300 million speakers across the globe.  It is closely associated with the religion of Islam, as its holy book, the Quran, is written in Classical Arabic.

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Topics: Arabic to English translation, arabic translation, english to arabic translation

US Immigration Trends and the Demand for Translation Services

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 24, 2015 10:20:27 AM


From the beginning, the United States of America has been a nation of immigrants.  Known the world over as a cultural melting pot, the US opens its gates to countless immigrants each year, and that number is continuing to grow exponentially.

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Topics: translation services, translation

5 Easy Steps to High Quality Professional Document Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 19, 2015 8:47:00 AM


Professional document translation can be a complicated process, particularly if you are translating a complex piece of content.  If you are new to the world of translation, you might not know what to expect when translating a document for professional purposes.  

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Topics: professional document translation, translation

Top 5 Language Pairs for Medical Device Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 18, 2015 11:14:00 AM


In our increasingly global economy, it is essential for the people in the medical device community to ensure that they are able to market and sell their products to as many people as possible — regardless of cultural or language barriers.

But given the sheer number of languages spoken on earth, where can you possibly start?

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Topics: medical device translation

6 Types of Hospital Documents That Need Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 12, 2015 1:04:00 PM


We live in an increasingly interconnected culture, so interconnected in fact, that we promote tourism to cities that are already cultural melting pots. The United States is particularly diverse, especially where language is concerned. As such, there has been a growing need for translation and interpretation in medical settings.

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Topics: medical document translation

The Importance of Language Translation in Digital Marketing Strategies

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 12, 2015 7:49:00 AM


We are living in an increasingly global community, with the internet linking together previously disparate cultures and communities. But despite the fact that English is not the world's most widely spoken language, most of the world's companies have geared their marketing strategies toward catering to Anglophiles.

According to the Common Sense Advisory, content in English vastly outweighs content in other languages despite the fact that it's not the only primary language of the e-commerce world.

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Topics: global marketing, translation services

Does Language Affect How We Think?

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 11, 2015 9:53:00 AM


You've probably heard the age-old adage that Eskimos have hundreds of words for "snow." It's something that people often invoke to illustrate how the way we view the world shapes our language or, at the very least, to depict the close relationship between language and reality.

Unfortunately, this particular example simply isn't true: The Eskimos have no more words for snow, really, than we do, if you count words like "blizzard," "flurry," "powder," "precipitation," "sleet," "snowflake," and so on. Furthermore, the people we call "Eskimos" speak a number of different languages in the Inuit and Yupik language families. But even if we were to pick a single language from that family of languages, we would not find much evidence that it has more words for snow than we do.

But does our language shape the way we see the world, or does our language shape the way we view the world?

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Topics: language

The Best Translation and Interpretation Resources

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 5, 2015 9:19:00 AM


People need translation and interpreting services for a variety of reasons. Sometimes a quick machine translation is all that is needed, perhaps to translate some words on a postcard that was sent by a vacationing friend. Other times a certified translation is needed, perhaps to translate a birth certificate for immigration purposes.

Whether you need translation for professional, educational, or personal reasons, it is always helpful to have an arsenal of translation tools in your back pocket. Whether you want to make sure that the translator you hired is on the right track, or if you just want to be able to quickly get the gist of an item in a foreign language, here is a list of some of the handiest tools in translation.

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Topics: machine translation

A New Petition Urges the UN to Protect Translators and Interpreters

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 4, 2015 8:09:00 AM


We live in an age where it seems as though we are constantly in a state of war or civil strife. During these conflicts, where cultures clash and borders are crossed, good, clear communication is of exceptional importance. And while it's clear that those brave souls on the front line are often in constant mortal danger, it's also a risk for the individuals whose job it is to ensure that the lines of communication remain open.

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Topics: interpreter, translator

The Growing Importance of English to Spanish Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Nov 3, 2015 5:49:00 AM


According to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes, the United States has recently cemented itself as the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, following Mexico. This puts the U.S. ahead of Colombia, where there are 48 million speakers, and Spain, where there are 46 million with a mastery of the language.

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Topics: Spanish translation

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