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Specialized Translation Agencies

Years ago we used to see that translation agencies in various countries of the world would only work with a few language pairs, three or four at most. They worked with only one translation program and its staff was made up of only local translators. Today the need to satisfy clients and the clients’ growing […]

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Health Care and Medical Translations

A reform to the health care system in the United States is coming, though the details of the new system are still being worked out. One aspect that is highly important in these proceedings, and often overlooked, is that all policies and practices at insurance companies and hospitals will have to be reworked and reworded. […]

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The Pashto Language

Spoken by the Khan’s or Pashtuns (inhabiting Afghanistan and the west of Pakistan) as well as by groups in India, it is one of the official languages of Afghanistan, along with Dari. With regards to the linguistic history of Pashto, it comes from the Indo-European language of families, discussed HERE, and more specifically forms part […]

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The Importance of Language on Websites

As I was searching for something on the Internet, I came across a very interesting point that brings up a topic of great importance for us today. “If I can’t read it, I’m not buying it”. This is something often heard from people who are trying to make purchases online. A lot of companies have […]

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Boosting Business with Website Translation

Business leaders in today’s global economic context are feeling pretty beleaguered by all the goings on (or lack thereof) of the present, and many are struggling to come up with ways to inject new life into their operations.  A small bit of token advice for such distraught global businesspersons: let website translation be a motor […]

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Translations of Manuals and Handbooks

One of the most essential aspects of multinational companies in the 21st century is uniformity of parts, processes, procedures, etc. The offices and factories of the most successful companies look and operate exactly, or nearly exactly, the same at any branch in the world. This allows for clear communication, easier understanding of problems, and the […]

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Automatic Translation?

Automatic translations, better known as machine translations, have experienced something of a resurgence lately. Today, there have been numerous advances in the field of translation, including different programs used for translation. These advances, specifically the programs, have simplified the lives of translators and have shortened delivery times, which has enhanced both productivity and quality (consistency, […]

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Dari

An apocope of “courtly Persian,” fārsi-ye dari is, along with Pashto, one of the principal Persian languages spoken contemporarily in Afghanistan (especially in the capital and the southern and western regions). This language is also known as “Persian,” “Persawan,” or “Afghan Persian.” Over half the population are native speakers of this language, and it is […]

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The Importance of Plain Language

Are you tired of not understanding the texts you read or speeches you listen to?  If so, you are most certainly not alone: there are scores of frustrated readers and listeners out there that know they have a fairly decent linguistic level, yet find it simply impossible to understand a lot of what passes today […]

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Subtitling or Dubbing for Multimedia Translations

With the ever-increasing presence and importance of online video content, companies looking to enhance their presentations and appearance need to make important decisions regarding how this video content will be communicated in other languages. There are two choices for how the translated text will be expressed in an online video, which applies to all video […]

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