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Is Localization Important in the Culinary World?

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As we saw in the post, “Translator Problems I: How to Translate Food,” translating the language of food is one the many difficulties faced by translators. But this difficulty isn’t limited only to the translation. Rather, when publishing a recipe, it is important to be aware of in what country it will be used, since in […]

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What to Keep in Mind when Translating and Localizing into Latin American Spanish

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When translating texts to be used in Latin America, we must keep in mind the subtle differences that exist from country to country with respect to not only cultural differences, but also to everyday terms. This may also be applied to a business context; if a client needs to implement a product in Latin America, […]

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Spanish Regionalisms and Idioms in Literary Translations

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When reading a novel translated into Spanish, most readers hope it will have a “neutral” form of Spanish; that is, one without regional characteristics specific to any particular Spanish-speaking country. Of course, such an undertaking is practically impossible, as there are many words in Spanish that do not have a “universal” equivalent. This is the […]

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How to Speak/Write English the Canadian Way

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Canada is the second largest country in the world. So depending on which part of Canada you’re visiting, you may encounter different accents, slang, and vocabulary. Furthermore, there are 2 official languages, English and French, but for this post I would like to focus on Canadian English. Canadian English is an interesting blend of British […]

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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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When Translating, Should We Consult with Other Professionals?

Those of us in the translation business know that a translation is not the result of only one person’s job. A translation requires the participation of various professionals, and the collaboration among experts in the field is necessary to guarantee a high-quality translation that meets all the client’s requirements. This is especially true when speaking […]

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