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Nov
13

Why Translation Is Like Music

How is translation and localization like music? Translation is both art and science. Professional human translation is the gold standard of translation. Find out why it's so important, and how technology is delivering translated information to more people than ever before in human history.
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Jul
11

How to run a successful remote meeting

​It's official, there's no escaping this digital age we're in. Nine out of ten global companies rely on teleconferencing to get work done. Remote working and virtual meetings are an intrinsic part of day-to-day working life.Normally it's the domain of startups to have employees skyping in to a weekly meeting, or ditching the office altogether and h...
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Jun
15

How interpreters juggle two languages at once

Language is complex, and when abstract or nuanced concepts get lost in translation, the consequences may be catastrophic. Given the complexities of language and cultural exchange, how do these epic miscommunications not happen all the time? Ewandro Magalhaes explains how much of the answer lies with the skill and training of interpreters to overcom...
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Apr
08

30 Hilarious Chinese Translation Fails

If you're even thinking about clicking over to Google Translate sometime soon, you may want to seriously reconsider, and here's the reason why…Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-chinese-translation-fails/
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Apr
05

Technology is not going to crush the language barrier anytime soon

​Wouldn't it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language?In a recent Wall Street Journal article, technology policy expert Alec Ross argued that, within a decade or so, we'll be able to communicate with one another via small earpieces with built-in microphones.No mo...
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Apr
05

Interpreters at work at UNOG

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Nov
13

" I can do that!"

Can you interpret into 7 different languages? We know someone who does:
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Nov
13

The World's Most Spoken Languages

This beautifully illustrated infographic (above), designed by South China Morning Post's graphics director Alberto Lucas Lopez, the most spoken known languages in the world and where they're spoken by the 6.3 billion people included in the study.Based on records collated from the database Ethnologue, the infographic illustrates the wide-ranging fac...
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Nov
13

7 Things a Chief Interpreter Wishes You Knew

There are arguably some disadvantages to being a chief interpreter. One does not get to interpret as often. One has a clock to punch, reports to write, long staff meetings to sit through, and scores of managerial chores that are not necessarily fun. And while one free-rides occasionally on collective success, failure is no longer circumscribed to o...
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