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Business Translation Services: Explaining American Thanksgiving

American Thanksgiving is a holiday like no other. While many countries have a festival of thanks during the year, only the United States has a […]

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Marketing and Advertising Translation Tips

When providing translation services, it’s important to understand the audience who will be reading the translation in the destination language.  Often, translation is used for […]

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Understanding the Writer and the Audience When Providing Translation Services

Translation services are meant to help people understand a piece of writing.  So the translator acts as a go-between, conveying what the writer wants to […]

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How to Avoid Embarrassing Translations by Considering False Friends and Slang

Unfortunately, there’s no way to learn how to translate well except by making mistakes.  Fortunately for us, however, the history of translation contains so […]

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A History of Translation Services: The Treaty of Kadesh

One of the most famous translations in the history of translation services occurred around 1259 B.C. and was called the Treaty of Kadesh.  It […]

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Four “false friends” you never want to mix up in translation.

Providing translation services is a delicate affair because so many languages come from the same root but they have developed differently along the way. […]

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The Importance of Inversions, Context and Borrowing in Translation Services

Have you ever tried to translate something for someone?  If so, you might have found that the translation comes out awkward -sounding at the […]

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Translation Services “Par Excellence” for the Changing “Status Quo”

Sometimes, when providing translation services, it seems like a better idea to use the phrase exactly as it is in the source language. As […]

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Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jhumpa Lahiri, ESL and Translation Services from English into English

When you’re walking around in New York City, you’re likely to hear many different languages, from English and Spanish to French, Chinese and Hindi. […]

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“Déjà vu,” “Zeitgeist” and “Chutzpah”: How Translation Services Convey Shades of Meaning In-Between Words

There are certain languages that borrow freely from other languages. English, for example, has many words which originated in other languages. “Pajamas” comes from […]

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