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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- “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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