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Business Customs around the World

Posted on 08/07/13 No Comments

    Each country has its own idiosyncrasies when it comes to everyday life. Even the simple act of ordering a coffee varies greatly from country to country- in Italy, ordering a cappuccino after breakfast time is a tell-tale sign that you’re a foreigner, and in France, ordering a ‘café’ will get you what would […]

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The Economic Impact of Monolingualism on Businesses

Posted on 07/19/13 No Comments

When living in a predominantly English-speaking country, it is easy to believe the myth of the ‘English bubble’- that native-English speakers do not need to learn a second language as native speakers of other languages are doing the hard work for them by learning English. As it currently, stands, there are an estimated 359 million […]

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The Importance Of Proper Localisation: Cautionary Tales from the Video Game Industry

Posted on 07/11/13 No Comments

It is extremely difficult to be successful in the video game industry – around 10% of games make up about 90% of sales revenue. The biggest consumers per capita of computer games and consoles are the U.S., Japan, the U.K. and Canada, as well as smaller but significant markets in Italy, South Korea, Sweden, France […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Realise Were Translated

Posted on 07/08/13 No Comments

Many of us are not aware of just how big a role translation plays in our daily lives. In today’s world, almost every product or service we use has come through several countries. To demonstrate the importance of translation and how it affects our lives, we have come up with a list of 5 things you’ve […]

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Our Tips On Buying Interpreting Services

Posted on 06/28/13 No Comments

1.“Do I need a translator or interpreter?” Interpreters only translate the spoken word. For written documents, you will need a translator. There are different skill sets in each so not all interpreters are good translators and vice versa. 2. Not sure if you really need an interpreter? Be aware of the benefits interpreters can bring […]

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Translators and Interpreters at the G8

Posted on 06/26/13 No Comments

It is likely that most people didn’t notice the number of people standing discretely behind the politicians and delegates that recently gathered at the Loch Erne resort in Fermanagh for the G8 summit. Not to mention the small army of people working behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the most recent gathering […]

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Translation Services Dublin

Human Translation Vs. Machine Translation: A Triumph of Nuance over Nonsense?

Posted on 06/18/13 No Comments

Latin and Greek became “universal” languages for a time in Western civilizations.  However, their dominance and popularity waned as the Age of Discovery fostered the prevalence of the most widely spoken European languages in the newly acquired colonies around the world.  Despite having been in existence for well over a century, the artificially conceived language, […]

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The English of French People

Posted on 05/16/13 No Comments

Being located in an English speaking city that is also a popular tourist destination, you just have to walk through the streets of Dublin city centre to hear all sorts of “pidgin” English – that is various tourists and international students speaking to each other in a blend of English words with syntactic constructions based […]

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Translation Ireland

False Friends in Translation

Posted on 04/19/13 No Comments

A friend in need is a friend indeed – so promises the old adage.  False Friends: A Translator’s Worst Enemy! An innocent abroad or even at home however, should beware of friends whose familiar appearance conveys a comforting reminder of home and lures the gullible into dangerous complacency!  Echoes of a mother’s warning to the […]

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Culture

Cultural awareness and body language: the secrets of a flourishing business

Posted on 04/16/13 No Comments

What comes to mind when you hear the word “communication”? Languages, speaking, writing, phones, internet…? Communication is possible through different ways: there is verbal communication and then nonverbal communication such as body gestures, facial expressions and eye contact. Research has shown that 80% of messages are portrayed through body language rather than the words that […]

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