Translation Blog

Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 29.07.2016
Posted on 29.07.2016 - 07:41pm
*** Previous *** Second-Order Isograms: These are words in which the letters appear twice. Second-order isograms are generally short letter words, like peep, noon, papa, boob, and so on; but there...
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 29.07.2016
Posted on 29.07.2016 - 07:37pm
We can’t deny that the English language is a fascinating one (and not only for translation experts), it’s also bizarre, confusing, and sometimes downright scary. Most native speakers of the English...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 28.07.2016
Posted on 28.07.2016 - 08:26pm
*** Previous *** Chinese characters aren’t the only ones to provide tattoo translation hilarity because Arabic is just perfect for these blunders as well. Have a look at this example – ‘The Large...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 28.07.2016
Posted on 28.07.2016 - 08:26pm
Body art, or tattooing, is not new – it’s a very old form of expression. In fact, some Asian cultures have used tattoos for centuries. For example, in Japan, it’s traditional for the indigenous Ainu...
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 27.07.2016
Posted on 27.07.2016 - 09:43pm
We’ve all heard that the secret to a happy life is when you’re working in a job that you really love doing, and then, of course, it’s not work!  It’s certainly true that a combination of a passion...
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 27.07.2016
Posted on 27.07.2016 - 09:43pm
Anyone who has the ability to speak and write a foreign language certainly has a useful social skill, at the very least. Since ancient times human beings have been communicating with people of other...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 26.07.2016
Posted on 26.07.2016 - 07:58pm
*** Previous *** Marketing Disasters Proctor and Gamble The company Proctor and Gamble decided to market its popular Camay soap in Japan, so the same storyline used in the United States advertisement...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 26.07.2016
Posted on 26.07.2016 - 07:58pm
Some of our readers may recall a story back in 2004 when four people died in hospital in France from a massive radiation overdose. They didn’t die due to equipment malfunction or even a wrong...
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 25.07.2016
Posted on 25.07.2016 - 06:42pm
*** Previous *** Confusion over mistranslations is bad enough, but the problem is that confusion very quickly escalates into something a lot more worrying for hotel owners, and that’s customer...

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