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Acronyms in Translation More

Handling Acronyms in Translation

Acronyms pose a special problem for translators. They are hard to research because they often refer to specialized industry jargon or internal corporate processes. The internet has many resources for terminology research and pages devoted to acronyms but it can still be a hit-or-miss pursuit. As translators, we’re responsible for leaving no stone unturned in…

The Ten Commandments of Being Multi-Lingual More

The Ten Commandments of Being Multi-Lingual

For businesses wanting a competitive edge, a multi-lingual website will present one of the most high impact means of expanding a client base and seeing greater sales volume. A multi-lingual website is becoming a necessity for businesses and organisations as the world marketplace expands and the internet continues to grow, to become the default port…

Mistranslations More

How Mistranslations Can Result In Revenue Losses

For any company wanting to compete in today’s global marketplace, accurate translation and localisation is essential. In fact, inaccurate translations and poor localisation can potentially cost businesses thousands – if not millions of dollars in lost revenue. Even one word incorrectly translated can lead to product recalls and legal issues. Read on to find out…

Universal Language More

The Universal Language

They say Love is the universal language, and that may well be true… And English may be the International Business Language, but there are more than 3,200 languages spoken in Asia Pacific, and Ethnologue 2009 (published by SIL International) has 6,909 distinct languages catalogued. English, universal as it is, at some point needs to be…

Standard Mandarin More

Standard Mandarin

Standard Mandarin, or Standard spoken Chinese, is the official modern Chinese spoken language used by the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Singapore. The of Standard Mandarin is based on the Beijing dialect, which in turn belongs to Mandarin, a large and diverse group of Chinese dialects spoken across northern and…

cantonese language More

Standard Cantonese Language

Standard Cantonese Standard Cantonese is a variant, and is generally considered the prestige dialect of Cantonese Chinese. It is spoken natively in and around the cities of Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macau in Southern . Standard Cantonese is the de facto official Chinese spoken language of Hong Kong and Macau, and the lingua franca of…