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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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How Translations Can Ruin Your Marketing Efforts

Have you heard about the car that doesn’t go? Legend goes that a major car company was introducing a new line called the Nova to the Latin American market. The biggest oversight that the company made was the language difference; in Spanish “nova” roughly translates to “not going.” Although in reality, “no va” in Spanish […]

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