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The Turbulent Origins of the English Language | One Hour Translation

Generally, when tourists visit countries without being able to either speak or understand the local language, the English language will be their go-to option when it comes to communication. Part of the attraction of the English language is that many English words are commonly used in other languages. In fact, English could well be considered the new Latin – the universal language for all people!  ... Continue

Words That Are Used Worldwide | One Hour Translation

Even in countries where English is not the official language, we see borrowed English words being used on a daily basis. And, interestingly, many of these words appear in foreign language dictionaries. If you were looking to start a business in another country, you probably wouldn’t need to be too concerned because you’ll likely find that many English words will be used in that area too! ... Continue

English: It’s a Very Strange Language | One Hour Translation

If you have a look at the European Commission Directorate-General for Translation’s English Style Guide, you’ll probably be quite overwhelmed to see just how arbitrary so many things are, even when they’ve been explained by a committee of experts. We know that this document is an essential reference for any person who may be composing a work in English for publication or use within the European union, but some of the choices are quite baffling. These are just two of the examples that we found within this style guide; so of course these are just the tip of the iceberg... ... Continue

Continuing the discussion on the subject of simplified English from an earlier blog, simplified English was originally developed for the aerospace industry for writing maintenance manuals but is now used by other industries as well. ... Continue

The English language is the mostly widely spoken language in the world. It is spoken / understood across all the 5 continents. ... Continue

The story of evolution of English as a dominant international language is an interesting one. The internationalization of the English language has not happened overnight but is a product of development of the language over many centuries. ... Continue

The primary language used in trade and commerce worldwide has varied over time as well as geography. ... Continue

The languages of European Union are the languages used by the populace within the member territories of European Union. These include the twenty-three representative languages of European Union in conjunction with an assortment of others. ... Continue

The arrival of globalization conveyed with it superior communication technologies, which have revolutionized our every day lives, cultures, & the way trade is carried out. ... Continue

The need for translation has existed since time immemorial and translating important literary works from one language into others has contributed significantly to the development of world culture. ... Continue

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