The Global Economy and Translation Services!

Today, businesses are spanning the globe with many services and products. This huge global world includes several, countries,languages, dialects and variations. Communicating clearly, effectively and accurately is always considered as the keystone for overseas business success. Those businesses seeking to expand in the global market need to effectively communicate in many other languages depending on their target market. Thus, in order to take their business to the global market, they ought to go for accurate document translations provided by the translation agencies, as opposed using free software or a cheap company. It is important to select a service provider you can be confident about and one that can deliver to […]

Becoming An Interpreter!

Making the decision to become an interpreter is a fantastic choice for language professionals and could ensure you a long and interesting career. As with most jobs, there are certain character traits that often allow for certain people to be more suited to this role. To start with, enjoying human interaction is obviously a must, if you don’t like people than this definitely isn’t the job for you! It is also a must that you have a passion for, and interest in, languages. You must also be able to maintain a level of professionalism in your work whilst also being culturally sensitive and aware. Again, as with most jobs it […]

Legal translation anyone

There are fewer more in-demand specialised translation services than legal translation. Considering the stakes involved and the threat of potential law suits should any notable errors crop up, this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, yet these are not the only factors that bring about such as high demand for the service. Globalisation is seeing more and more companies branch out across the globe, leaving contracts, insurance policies, tax returns, warranties and numerous other legal documents all in need of translation. As well as obviously taking the linguistic side of things into account, there is also the matter of getting every document in line with differing laws and […]

Translators for the unemployed

News has emerged that the Department for Work and Pensions has hired a translator who speaks Nigerian Pidgin – an English-based creole language spoken across Nigeria – drawing attention back to the millions spent by the government on paying interpreters to help foreign-speaking nationals claim benefits. The ignorant example used by The Daily Mail is that a Nigerian claimant who tells Job Centre staff ‘I wan go job but I no well’, would have his words translated to ‘I would like to work but I am sick’. The DWP provides translators in 165 different languages, who were used 271,965 times between October 2010 and September 2011.Polish, as you might expect, […]

An Insight into De Tour De France

Even though glimpses of the Olympics, Wimbledon and even the last of the French Open have been gracing our TVs, computer screens, websites and ads, you would be hard pressed to forget the Tour de France; one of the biggest cycling events that started way back in 1903! The Tour de France is actually one of three events, only that this one happens to be the most prestigious of the three Grand Tours. These include the Tour of Britain that has a green and yellow polka dot colour scheme for the leader’s jersey, as well as the Giro d’Italia, which uses a pink jersey for the leader. The Tour de […]

Kurdish Language Needs Standardisation!

Translation services are easily accessible in just about any language these days – including Kurdish. For a language hindered by numerous factors, you might find this some how surprising. For a start, Kurdish obviously isn’t a main language in any country that it’s spoken in. Iraq is the only country in which it is an official language alongside Arabic, and even there it is only spoken by about 20% of the population. Just over half that percentage speaks Kurdish in Turkey, while a similar sized minority use it Iran where it has constitutional status as a regional language. A miniscule 1% of the Armenian population who consider it their first language allows […]

Understanding The German Language Basics

When we think about German, French and Spanish, we may think of them as the big three European languages that are often taught to us, often in rote form and translating random documents at school. I do remember learning French and Spanish to a certain degree (the former to GCSE level), but never had the chance to learn German. What to do if I don’t get error free translation? Some people can imagine the German language to be a rather harsh sounding language where words can be hard to pronounce, but it’s a great language to learn and is quite logical to follow. It’s also a widely spoken language, with […]

Bengali Alphabet, Scripts & Dialects

The Bengali alphabet is culled from the Brahmi alphabet and is closely related to the Devanagari alphabet, from which it started to diverge in the 11th Century AD. The current printed form of Bengali alphabet first appeared in 1778 when Charles Wilkins developed printing in Bengali and a few archaic letters were modernised during the 19th century, but the overall the script and the alphabet have remained unchanged. Bengali has two basic literary styles: the first is Sadhubhasa (elegant language) and the second is Chaltibhasa (current language). The former is the traditional literary style based on Middle Bengali of the sixteenth century, while the later is a 20th century creation […]

Business Adventures

With the UK economy in stormy waters and the growing uncertainty around the EU growth forecasts, business owners need to perhaps think of testing the relatively stable (and growing) markets beyond Europe. Of course this does not apply to all businesses but perhaps most of them. Economic analysts (if you can believe them), suggest that South American, South African, Chinese and Indian markets/economies are relatively in better positions than that of UK. So, this begs the question: International expansion or stay put? I think that this question can only be answered by the business owners and it much depends on the financial risk/return involved in the computations. For the hungry […]