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Ancient Translation Errors

One of the risks involved in the translation process is losing the meaning of certain words or concepts, or even that the translation lends itself to a totally different interpretation. Sometimes, these variations don’t affect the final result all that much and don’t generate any sort of significant confusion. However, throughout the history of mankind, […]

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Errors? Blame Titivillus!

During the Middle Ages, a period during which the vast majority of the population was illiterate, the skills of reading and writing were under the responsibility of the Church, and, in particular, the monasteries, where monks transcribed different (usually religious) texts over and over again in order to preserve them over the years. This activity […]

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Atomic Errors

As translators and translator agencies, we are constantly running into erroneous or nonsensical translations. In some cases – such as the ones that we published in a post from a few weeks ago in which we cite some examples taken from the cinematic world – they end up being comical. However, translation is a key […]

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Common Translation Errors

There is, unfortunately, the general thought that anyone who speaks English (or any other language) is able to translate. It is essential to understand that, in general, a translator is a language professional who has studied and trained specifically in this area and knows many of the intricacies of their language (and if they do […]

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Five Tips to Pick the Best Translation Agency

One of the obvious difficulties in partnering with a translation agency is that if you don’t speak the language into which you want documents or other material translated, how will you know if the results are any good? You don’t even want to get to that point, ideally. The best-case scenario would be to know […]

Marketing Translation vs Transcreation: What You Need to Know

If translations are worth anything, they’re about more than just transcribing the literal meaning of one text into another. The kind of auto-translation provided by Google Translate just won’t do when it comes to conveying subtleties of meaning, tone, and culture from one language to another. Nowhere is this more important than in marketing. Consumers […]

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The Benefits of Translating Your Website

You’ve probably come across websites with little flag icons on the top right and links to auto-translate their content into multiple languages. They’re actually a great way of making your business more accessible to a global audience through a globalization process, as well as site visitors whose first language isn’t English. The secrets of multilingual […]

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Five Advantages of Hiring the Services of a Translation Company

Online AI-based translation software, such as Google Translate, is becoming increasingly prevalent.  And it’s probably fine if you’re sending an email to an international colleague or checking the meaning of an unfamiliar phrase or getting the gist of a short text.  However, it’s a far from perfect solution if what you require is an accurate […]

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