The Beauty of Urdu Poetry!

Many people in the west may never have heard of Urdu Poetry before, and even fewer may know what Urdu Poetry actually is. This article is a modest attempt to educate those who have never heard about this form of poetry. The most appropriate place to start at would be to look into the Urdu language. Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by an estimated 250 million people in India, Pakistan and neighbouring South Asian countries. It is the official language of Pakistan and is the major language in some Indian states, despite the partition many decades ago. However, the language is no longer confined, to the sub-Indian continent; Britain, […]

Brazil – A True Fusion of Culture, Language & Business!

With the possible exclusion of Russia, the BRICS members are all developing or newly industrialised countries, but they are distinguished by their large, fast-growing economies. Brazil is having a significant influence on regional and global affairs, having established them as the world’s fifth largest economy since the UK failed on its credit rating recently. The five BRICS countries represent almost 3 billion people, with a combined nominal GDP of US$13.7 trillion, and an estimated US$4 trillion in mutual foreign reserves. The United States has had a massive impact on the way business and translation are influenced as Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language. With the exception of Brazil […]

Interpreting Explained!

Interpreting agencies offer many different types of interpreting services today, all of which suit a variety of different industries, events and occasions. Going through an interpreting agency is always best as they can offer bespoke services, tailored to the particular needs of a client. Requirements might range from a specific subject at a conference to cultural preferences at a business meeting. Whatever the occasion, it is important to have an interpreter who fits the bill in terms of specialised knowledge. The best way to recruit an interpreter is to ascertain the fluency of their skills in the source language and in the target language. Interpreting also comes in various forms […]

Medical Translation Services

Today’s technology has made it much easier for people to communicate with each other across countries and continents, but in many cases the language barrier can still be a problem. In order for technology and medical science innovations to grow successfully it needs to be made accessible so that people around the world can understand it. Since the majority of medical, technological and scientific research papers are written in English, medical translation is needed in order to increase access. A professional medical translation should be performed by someone who is not only an expert in the language the document will be translated into, but also an expert in medical terminology. […]

Technical Translation Insights [Info graphics]

Technical. The word alone causes many to shudder, and that’s before you even get on to reading a text about quantum physics or biochemistry. Tackling a technical subject in a foreign language is therefore obviously no easy feat, which is why only certified experts are allocated to the task. A Specialised Profession A technical translator being bilingual is like a bodybuilder being muscular – it’s a basic, unquestionable requirement. Even being acertified translator is taken for granted, as it’s detailed knowledge and experience of the specialist field that really sets translators of this kind apart from the other linguists who make up the industry. Their background will include recognised qualifications […]

Writing Successful Marketing Translation!

Marketing translations are business plans and documents that are required by companies that are seeking to enter foreign markets. For example, if a company from the UK wants to sell its products in Japan, to enter that market legitimately they would have to translate a variety of documents, from business and legal ones to marketing and publicity materials. This all helps to ensure that the business is set up properly and the product(s) reach the targeted country efficiently, in this case Japan. Successful translation requires a high degree of skill and familiarity of the source language as well as the target language. The translator or the agency you employ to […]

Business Translation and the World!

If you’re considering expanding into a wider market by selling products or services overseas, then it’s essential to use a professional translation agency to make the most of your business. To make sure that you do everything you can to increase your chances of global success, take a look at these four reasons why you need business translation. 1. Invest in your Assets A website homepage is your shop front in the global market, so if you’re selling in Italy, an English speaking shop front won’t do you any good. You should view your website in the same way that you would a physical commercial property. It’s a valuable asset and […]

Chinese Language and the Future!

The National Chinese Language Conference has been taking place in North America since 2008. At present, it is the biggest such meeting in the region and has been heralded as a fantastic place to share ideas. Every year, the conference brings experts on relative topics to North America to discuss the past, the present and the future of the Chinese language and cultural education. The experts who are in attendance each year all share the same aims and are united in their commitment to bridging the cultural gap between China and the US. There are approximately 1.3 billion Chinese speaking people in the world; Mandarin is the most spoken language […]

Burmese Language

Thanks to its coastal location, Burma served early on as an important point of convergence for traders from all around the world. Early outside contact with Sri Lanka, India, and the West means that the Burmese have long been exposed to a variety of influences that have affected the development of cultures, religions and languages. Burmese, the mother tongue of the Bamar and official language of Myanmar, is closely related to Tibetan and to the Chineselanguages. It is written in a script consisting of circular and semi-circular letters, which comes from the Mon script. The earliest known inscriptions in the Burmese script date from the 11th century. Written in an […]

Interpreting Services and Your Business!

If you own a business that has a successful international arm or you operate in a multi-lingual community, employing the use ofinterpreting services can greatly benefit your business. These services can help you interpret audio and video into and out of any language you may need in order to promote your marketing and selling skills. This eliminates the need for you to learn multiple languages, which could be impossible especially if you don’t have a good head for languages. It also eradicates the need to hire individuals who are fluent in the languages you require as managing them would be a expensive and time consuming. The use of interpretation services […]