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French for France vs. French for Canada

May 26, 2016 0 Comments

Translators need to be careful when working with languages used in different countries and cultures. The French language is used in 29 countries, including Canada. According to a demographic report by the Université Laval and the Réseau Démographie de l'Agence universitaire de la francophonie, French speakers will account for approximately 500 million people in 2025 and 650 million people by 2050. Depending on the location, lifestyle and social status, French is spoken and used differently.

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Country Specific
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French, France, Canada, French for France, French Canadian, European French
Tips for Conducting Business in Japan

May 25, 2016 0 Comments

Every country has its own etiquette and rules of engagement when it comes to conducting business locally, but generally, global business is conducted in the style of the U.S. and other Western countries. This is true of Japan, where customs have adjusted, however, when it comes to traditional face-to-face meetings, some differences still exist.

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Country Specific
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Japan, business etiquette, Japanese etiquette
Translation and Localization for Africa: Ethiopia

May 24, 2016 0 Comments

Today, Ethiopia, one of our planet's most ancient civilizations and the only African nation to defeat European colonialism in the late 19th century, is mostly known for political corruption and instability, and droughts that have ravaged the country for many years contributing to widespread poverty and hunger.

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Country Specific
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Ethiopia, Ethiopian economy, Africa, doing business in Africa
Winners of the 2016 Best Translated Book Awards

May 20, 2016 0 Comments

The winners of the ninth annual Best Translated Book Awards (BTBA) were announced on May 4th at The Folly in New York City and simultaneously on themillions.com.

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Language Translation Facts
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best translated books, translated books, translation awards
Farsi Document Translation

May 19, 2016 0 Comments

Farsi is a direct descendent of Old Persian which dates back to the 6th century BC. It is an Iranian language belonging to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Farsi is the official language of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. It is also spoken in many other countries including Uzbekistan, Iraq, Turkey, Qatar, Pakistan and Kuwait. There are an estimated 100 million native speaking Farsi speakers worldwide.

In this blog we will talk about tips for translating and localizing documents for Farsi.

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Category:
Document Translation
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Iran, Farsi, Document Translation, Farsi translation, Farsi localization
“The Vegetarian” Wins World’s Biggest Translation Award

May 18, 2016 0 Comments

South Korean novel, "The Vegetarian" won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize (MBIP) for fiction. The novel was written by Han Kang and translated by Deborah Smith, an English scholar who began learning Korean only seven years ago. It is published by Portobello in Britain and by Hogarth in America.

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Language Translation Facts
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Man Booker International Prize for fiction, The Vegetarian novel, Translated novels

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