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- Insights into Spanish Translations for Latin America
May 06, 2013 0 Comments
Latin American Spanish is a term used to describe the Spanish language spoken by the populations of Mexico, most of Central and South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Each region introduces its own dialect and pronunciation differences, but the written language is sufficiently similar to group into the same category.
At the time of localization, even though any Spanish-speaking person in Mexico will clearly understand a written text from someone in Argentina, it is very important that the subtle differences among the Spanish variations are taken into account so the target audience has the feeling of reading a text truly addressed to them.
- Bill Gates Handshake: A kiss is just a kiss AND a handshake is just a handshake…
April 24, 2013 0 Comments
“Gates, 57, might have not realized it Monday, but a one-hand shake in Korean culture - and also in Asia - is notably casual, done only when the other party is a good friend, of the same or younger age. Using one hand with the other tucked in the pants pocket is considered rude here, done when one is expressing superiority to the other.”
Being part of a profession that works every day in a multicultural environment with people from almost every country around the globe, we understand that certain protocol is appropriate based on your locale and audience.
- Spanish Variations: Spain vs. Latin America
March 19, 2013 5 Comments
Just as there are differences between American English and British English, there are differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and the Spanish spoken in Latin America. It’s the same language but there are several Spanish dialects and varieties in terms of vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar throughout the different Spanish-speaking countries.
In Spanish there is an ambiguity that makes certain words used in Spain not well understood by someone who speaks LA Spanish. The issue is that different words can be used for the same thing, or the same word can mean one thing in Spain but something completely different in Latin America.
- Customizing your Online Content Strategy for UAE Market
February 04, 2013 0 Comments
As we all know, businesses operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) need to cater to a diverse audience representing many different nationalities, cultures, and languages. As such, there is no “one size fits all” approach to developing a successful website content strategy for this region. Many companies fail to carefully plan their approach when rolling out content for their website. Even fewer companies consider how their content reaches their target audience or how to get their audience to engage and interact with their content.
- Translation Services: Everything you ever wanted to know…
December 20, 2012 0 Comments
Companies, organizations and professionals around the world needing information on the translation industry can find many resources on the web. There are three (the big three as we like to call them) resources you should bookmark, that cover translation companies, translators, industry events and industry research...
- Holiday Treats and New Year Cultural Traditions from Around the World
December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Happy Holiday Season and Happy New Year :)
This time of year is always fun for people in the language business. Our offices are full of an interesting mix of different cultural traditions from many different countries! From different types of decorations and gifts to music and of course my favorite…holiday treats!
Here are some great sites for holiday treats and traditions from around the world
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