by Ofer Shoshan, CEO and co-founder of One Hour Translation
Ever wonder just how much lies on the shoulders of those hardworking translators whispering between two world leaders, struggling to make sure they understand one another’s weighty words? One wrong phrase, and, oops, you’ve caused an international incident.
In the subtle world of international diplomacy, the power of effective translation can be monumental. Here are a few examples of times when nation-to-nation messaging got lost in translation: