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How Are Animal Sounds Different across Languages?

For many of us growing up—and still learning our own native language as grown-ups, the first “foreign” languages we learn are the ones that result from mimicking animal sounds. For example, we learn that the cow goes “moo” and the pig goes “oink.” But did you know that in different languages and cultures, animal sounds may […]

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Why is Language Flavor So Important in Localization?

Here in the editing office at Trusted Translations, we have many translators who work in different language pairs, from Spanish to English, English to Spanish, English to French…You name it, we have it! We are all native language speakers of the target language that we translate to. However, what happens when a client wishes to […]

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Greetings

On a daily basis an endless range of human interactions occur both deliberately and accidentally worldwide. Based on the vast differences in customs and rituals in each country, interpreting situations may become quite confusing especially when different greeting gestures are required. This is a crucial factor to take into account when faced with not just […]

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Languages and Their Power to Stave off Alzheimer’s

It is a well-known fact that bilingualism can be a big help in certain areas throughout one’s life, but it would seem that it saves its greatest benefits for old age. In addition to boosting concentration and attention, as well as rounding out a person’s knowledge and culture, studies have shown that learning a language […]

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Translation: Specialty of Cultural Interpretation

“The Spanish language has to undergo massive changes in preparation for the future without borders,” warned Gabriel García Márquez in the Congress of Zacatecas 1997. This declaration from the Colombian writer was shown to be prophetic as a little more than a decade after this Congress, Spanish was declared the second most spoken language in […]

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The Varieties of Fonts as Aspects of Culture

In a previous article we made an introduction of the many challenges for technology as it aims to respond to cultural needs. Today we would like to make a brief description of the different types of fonts, according to culture. The “fonts” have a wide variety of items such as letters, characters, digits, symbols, ideograms, […]

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Technology and Cultural Aspects

While we are all globalized, there are certain day-to-day intrinsic cultural factors that are imposed on the phenomenon of globalization. These are factors that respond to cultural values and principles and others to the daily practices that build on these principles. Standards also provide a legal framework for these cultural principles. Other factors respond to […]

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