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Romance

All About Romance Languages

September 21, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on All About Romance Languages

The French language is the engine behind the brilliance of French culture that has been the benchmark of Western civilization for centuries. Many people find its words soothing to the ear and have romantic associations with it. Not surprisingly, the French language is categorized as a Romance language. But what exactly is a Romance language? […]

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language regulator

Is That Spelled Right? Or Spelt Right? The Role of Language Regulators

September 14, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on Is That Spelled Right? Or Spelt Right? The Role of Language Regulators

When it comes to language, who says what’s right and what’s wrong? Please don’t say Google! More than 109 languages from all around the globe currently have language regulators. This includes French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Somali, Tamil and Quechua. But what exactly are language regulators? Also called language academies, language regulators are linguistic authorities whose […]

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idioms

Idioms in Translation

September 6, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on Idioms in Translation

What is the biggest pain in the neck for a translator? Idioms! Used in everyday language, idioms are fixed expressions that are meant to be understood figuratively, such as “out of the blue,” “rub someone the wrong way,” “at the drop of a hat,” “hit the nail on the head,” “let the cat out of […]

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Chinese guests

How US Hotels Can Attract More Guests…By Saying It In Chinese

August 30, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on How US Hotels Can Attract More Guests…By Saying It In Chinese

1 out of every 10 international travelers is from China. In addition, Chinese travelers spend more than any other nationality, including Americans. As a result of China’s large population and rising middle class, Chinese tourists spent a total of $221 billion on their travels abroad in 2016. (Americans, as the second-largest international travel market, only […]

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voice recognition

More Options for Foreign Language Voice Recognition

August 1, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on More Options for Foreign Language Voice Recognition

We see more and more people using voice recognition at home (Amazon Echo and Siri we’re looking at you!), but what about at the office? Have you ever used voice recognition software? It can help you dictate your thoughts and write faster, saving time on composing emails, notes, articles, reports and other written communication. Not […]

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honesty

“I Don’t Give a Shit,” and Other Things Honest People Say

March 29, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on “I Don’t Give a Shit,” and Other Things Honest People Say

People who swear are typically thought of as rule breakers. Liars are also typically thought of as rule breakers. But swearing, it turns out, is a hallmark of honesty. That’s a fact I find strangely validating, since I curse like a sailor, or rather like the NYC-style entrepreneur I am. (Same difference really, I guess.)

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Chinese

Here’s What You Need to Know about Chinese Languages

March 17, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on Here’s What You Need to Know about Chinese Languages

First thing, that “s” in Chinese languages is no typo. China is the biggest country in the world, the second biggest economy in the world and the people of China represent one of the fastest-growing markets on the globe. So these folks need talking to if your message is seriously global. How best to communicate […]

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japanese

Why We Love to Translate English to Japanese

February 28, 2017 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on Why We Love to Translate English to Japanese

English is my native language, but Japanese is the language that is close to my heart, my family and our family business. It started when I dropped out of college, leaving Albuquerque, New Mexico for the bright lights of Osaka and Tokyo. I met Yoko, our CEO, in Japan close to 40 years ago, when […]

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What Languages Do They Speak?

December 5, 2016 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on What Languages Do They Speak?

Do you know what the most common languages spoken in each country are? Many countries have more than one language spoken within their borders. And people in some countries speak more than one language. Here you can find out what languages are commonly spoken where.

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Accent as a Joke? Speaking Swabian Perhaps?

November 30, 2016 - By: - In: Language - Comments Off on Accent as a Joke? Speaking Swabian Perhaps?

Accents are funny in any language. But some dialects are more likely to be the butt of humor than others. Plenty of Americans spend big money to shed those accents and avoid being the butt of jokes, or to avoid the class or ethnic discrimination they might face.

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