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The Benefits of Being Bilingual … or Multilingual!

April 29, 2014 Comments

What if all people used one language across the globe? Wouldn’t communication be much easier if we all used just one universal language? Language however is not just about the words or the phrases spoken or written, it also reflects a nation's culture, traditions, beliefs and economy. It takes gr...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Languages, localization, culuture
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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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
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
GPI Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 09, 2013 Comments

In recent days, people all over the world have been paying tribute to one of our generation’s greatest civil rights leaders and freedom fighters, and rightly so. Born on July 18, 1918 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was as a brave, relentless anti-apartheid revolutionary and impassioned philanthropist....

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
Localization, Culture, Africa
Top Challenges with Brazilian Portuguese Translations

October 28, 2013 4 Comments

Portuguese is a “Neo-Latin” or “Romance” language that developed from Latin. It is written using 23 or 26 letters of the Latin alphabet. It is spoken by more than 250 million people in Portugal, Brazil, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malaysia, Malacca, in the former territories of Portuguese India (Dadra and N...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
Brazilian Portuguese Translations, Language, Localization
Good Manners Translates into Good Business

June 27, 2013 Comments

Recently the Chinese president, Xi Jinping and “first lady”, Peng Liyuan, visited Trinidad & Tobago my home country and caused quite a stir when he held an umbrella over his wife’s head. A gesture not so common in most Asian countries: China's First Lady Peng Liyuan Brings Rare Glamour to U.S. Summi...

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
Cultural traditions, Localization, Culture, Translation Blog

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