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Halloween Superstitions around the World

October 31, 2017 Comments

Happy Halloween! Many Americans are familiar with the customs and superstitions that accompany this day. Children trick-or-treat for candy, pumpkins are carved into jack o’ lanterns, houses are decorated with skeletons, spooky lights and spider webs and witches, goblins and ghouls are aplenty. Super...

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Culture Curation
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halloween, culture
Cultural Customization: Part 2

August 24, 2017 Comments

In part two of my cultural customization blog series, I will discuss how Disney’s international expansion for Euro Disney was affected by cultural customization. Disney’s first theme park, Disneyland, opened in Anaheim, CA in 1955. It was followed by Disney World in Florida in 1971, Tokyo Disneyl...

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Culture Curation
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culture
Cultural Customization: Part 1

June 21, 2017 Comments

Any company considering entering or expanding into a global market will be faced with the complex task of understanding the culture of their target audiences. Deciding which languages to translate and localize your content into is fairly straightforward, but understanding how your audiences will per...

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Culture Curation
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culture
Diaspora: The Dispersion of People From Their Homeland, Part 2

January 10, 2017 Comments

In continuation of my previous blog, Diaspora: The Dispersion of People from Their Homeland, I will discuss other diaspora communities, like the exile of Armenians after the genocide that occurred between 1915 and 1923, the Hindus of South Asia due to several wars and the displacement of Palestinian...

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Culture Curation
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culture
Cultural, Political and Social Factors Influence the Meaning of Translations

June 09, 2016 Comments

Translation communicates words and meanings, but also includes culture, social norms and even politics. This is why translators are faced with the challenge of how to translate content in a professional manner, while respecting aspects of the target language and locale....

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Language Translation Facts
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translation, what affects translation, translating meaning, culture
A taste of Dutch Culture and Tradition

December 03, 2014 Comments

The Netherlands is the main country of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius, known as the ABC Islands are part of The Kingdom. This is also called the Caribbean Netherlands. The Netherlands is a small country that lays in Western Europe with Amsterdam as its capital. Amst...

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Culture Curation
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Dutch, culture, traditions

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