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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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Category:
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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Category:
Culture Curation
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Dutch, culture, traditions
Ramadan - The Month of Blessings

June 23, 2014 Comments

Ramadan is a holy month for approximately 1 billion Muslims around the world. It is considered as the month of blessings. The Islamic calendar also known as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar. It contains 12 months which are based on the position of the moon. Since the 12 synodic months only tot...

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Culture Curation
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Ramadan, Traditions, Culture, Arabic
China’s New Consumer Protection Law

June 09, 2014 Comments

Since March 15th, 1962 the day President John F Kennedy gave an address to the US Congress in which he addressed the issue of consumer rights we celebrate World Consumer Rights Day. Now in 2014 World Consumer Rights Day is even more meaningful in China as a series of updates to their consumer protec...

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Category:
Country Specific
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China, Chinese, Business, Culture
Culture and E-Business in the United Kingdom (UK)

April 10, 2014 Comments

The United Kingdom (UK) is a market full of consumers who have readily adapted to the online world and e-Commerce. Globalization Partners International has recently updated our country research reports. There are 11 in total, including a report on the UK. Each is full of relevant details to understa...

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Country Specific
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Culture, ebusiness, UK, Localization
Lost in Translation: Movie Titles in Other Languages

March 10, 2014 Comments

Have you ever wondered how they come up with movie titles in other languages? Surprisingly, movie titles are not that easy to translate into different languages and they can get lost in translation. Often the titles need more than just simple translation or transliteration; they need localization an...

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
Translation, Localization, Culture

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