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Happy International Translation Day!


Translation is truly an art. When done well, it brings text to life in another language and nothing is “lost in translation”. So, in honor of International Translation Day, we decided to share a few interesting facts about the world of translation: There are more than 7,000,000 people in the world who speak close to […]

Although It May Not Seem like It… That’s a Language!


As project managers, we are used to receiving requests for translations to and from many languages. The most popular include English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, French and German. However, on rare occasions, clients surprise us and request translations into languages that we don’t usually work with, or, in some cases which we have never even heard […]

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Some translators who made a difference


Many writers reach stardom. Just think of Shakespeare, Moby Dick and J.K Rowling, amongst others. But can any of us name famous translators? After all, how popular would J.K Rowling’s novels be if there had been no translators to help her bridge her work to the rest of the non-English speaking world? Harry Potter was […]

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A Look at Translating Video Games, Comics and Movies


As mentioned in previous posts, comics, video games, gaming consoles and mobile games and apps have long since evolved from being for kids and teens only. More and more adults are joining in and devoting much of their time to these activities. The wide reach and widespread growth of these products is made even more obvious […]

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Are Movie Titles Lost in Translation?


We all know that sometimes movie titles differ greatly to their original source when they are translated. The reason for this is not clear. Sometimes depending on the need to be localized, but others…Who knows? Here’s a look at a few examples of famous movies which have some interesting translations worldwide. The Full Monty, a […]

Localization of Idioms


Idioms play a part in our manner of speaking and relating. Webster’s Dictionary defines an idiom as, “an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own.” These expressions are ways a culture identifies or gives metaphors to the life around it. Their […]

What Language Do Minions Speak?


This year’s promising film, Minions, has premiered in theaters in several countries. The film by the production company Illumination Entertainment has been a huge box office success, and Minion paraphernalia hasn’t taken long to take over fast food restaurants, toy stores, clothing stores and even school supplies. These cute characters are especially popular among children; […]

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