A Babel of Asian eCommerce

Japanese may be one of the easier Asian eCommerce languages to translate – it has a considerably less challenging alphabet although there are five different writing systems to deal with – but it still poses its translation challenges. Any Asian language will, and not just because of the vastly different alphabet, more so even than European languages with unfamiliar letters or largely...
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Top Ten Ways To Celebrate International Translation Day!

Want to have some foreign fun this Friday? Below are ten devilishly diverse ways you can celebrate the International Federation of Translators’  64th annual International Translation Day, September 30th. This year’s theme is Connecting Worlds, bringing together the world of translators and interpreters “…dedicated to one goal: Facilitating communication between people.” As the world...
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Moon Over Toronto

I walked out to my balcony just a few minutes ago, fresh from my shower. The not-quite-full waning Moon over Toronto displayed the Man’s dark face. The one that people have been staring up at for generations. The one my mother first pointed out many years ago when I was a small child growing up in Orlando, Florida. I stared up at the moon on my own, a few years later, in the middle of the...
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50 Awesome Language Facts

What do you call the secret language between twins? Which Far Eastern language became linked to a Native American tribe, whose members turned out to be linked to them genetically? And why is the Ayapaneco language in danger of dying out in Mexico? Answer to the last: Because neither speaker is speaking to the other. The rest of the answers are on an awesome visual display created by the UIC...
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Multiple Languages Critical for the Global CEO

Why should your child learn another language? Because multiple languages are no longer just a key component in global business, they’re quickly making a huge financial success difference. Especially for the future CEO of a global company. Knowing different languages isn’t a required piece of knowledge (yet), but it is a strong advantage. Many top global business leaders speak multiple...
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