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Looking at Papua New Guinea’s Linguistic Library

Considering the vast array of knowledge we’ve amassed as a species over the past couple of centuries, it says something about Papua New Guinea that there are still large parts of this Pacific nation that remain undiscovered. Let that sink in: in a world of Google Maps, drones and Pokémon GO, we still don’t know…


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Beijing Looks To Solve Sign Translation Mistakes

China is well known for its often-hilarious signage translation mistakes, and Beijing is looking to correct these problems as the country becomes more and more popular with tourists from around the world. The Chinese capital has launched a correction campaign to clear up confusion surrounding a number of its signs in an attempt to make…


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3 Steps In Creating A Multilingual Social Campaign

Social media is huge – fact. It provides a fast and effective way to get your brand’s voice out there. Currently, an estimated 2.62 billion use social platforms and this is predicted to rise to 3.02 billion by 2021. So, how do you ensure, when you’re operating in multiple countries, that your message is as…


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5 Mistranslations To Make You Smile

It shouldn’t go wrong, ever. But when it does, it seems to go spectacularly wrong for brands of all industries and sizes. We’d recommend that you sit back, relax and enjoy this linguistic guilty pleasure. 1. What are you giving a manicure to – a T-Rex?                  …


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Checklist For Survey Translation

As many of you will know, our team have specialised in market research translations for decades. And you may be forgiven for thinking how this can ‘translate’ – forgive the pun – into accurate translations in other sectors. Well, market research translations are technically challenging, and the dangers of inaccuracy are high. Having delivered thousands…


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Challenges of Medical Translations

Firstly, it’s important to note that, in an ever-connected world, there are many translations agencies selling medical translations. This is the first and potentially the largest problem. It’s a field that demands unwavering accuracy. The language will be technical, and the nature of the translation means it is often vital to patient health. This means…


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