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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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Culture Curation
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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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Culture Curation
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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
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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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Culture Curation
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Cultural traditions, Localization, Culture, Translation Blog
Bill Gates Handshake: A kiss is just a kiss AND a handshake is just a handshake…

April 24, 2013 1 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 i...

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Culture Curation
Tags:
Cultural traditions, Localization
Choosing a Translation Partner Instead of a Vendor

February 11, 2013 Comments

One of the most rewarding and exciting facets of working in the localization business is an almost daily challenge of helping clients solve problems. For the sophisticated client, it is sometimes a matter of programmatically building out a project with a multitude of interdependencies to ensure the ...

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Category:
Document Translation
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Translation Services, Localization, Management

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