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14 Ways to Say Happy Holidays

December 19, 2017

This holiday season, we wanted to make it easier for you to connect with friends, family and co-workers in their native tongues. So check out our fun holiday infographic and learn how to say Happy Holidays in 14 different languages. Enjoy!happy holidays in 14 languages

 

 

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Working Through Interpretation Issues in Multilingual Litigation

December 13, 2017

court interpretersLitigation involving speakers of multiple languages has become an everyday occurrence. Real-time, consecutive interpretation services may be required for international business disputes, expert testimony, and to meet the needs of an increasingly multi-lingual U.S. society.

However, anytime words are handed from one person to another, there’s a potential for problems. Remember playing “telephone” as kids? That game was played between speakers of the same language and usually resulted in some pretty laughable sentences. Read more about: Working Through Interpretation Issues in Multilingual Litigation  »

The Dismal State of Language Services Provided by Federally Funded Hospitals Today

December 5, 2017

language services at US hospitalsThe American Community Survey (ACS) is a yearly study of U.S. citizens performed by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides a much more granular view of the U.S population than the full census that takes place once a decade. According to the latest available ACS data, surveyed in 2016, 21.6% of the people living in the United States speak a language other than English at home. Of these, nearly 40% speak English “less than well.”

For whatever difficulties this may cause in their daily lives, Read more about: The Dismal State of Language Services Provided by Federally Funded Hospitals Today  »

Top 8 Areas for Professional Business Translation Services

November 28, 2017

why you need business translationsIf you want to successfully advertise or sell your brand in a foreign market, it helps to communicate with that new audience in their own language. However, speaking their language is not limited to verbal or written cues. It also includes taking into account cultural sensitivities and proclivities like colors, imagery, geographic references and more.

A professional translation company can help you cater your business content to make sure that you connect with as many customers as possible worldwide. Read more about: Top 8 Areas for Professional Business Translation Services  »

The Exceptional Dangers of Legal Mistranslation in China

November 21, 2017

legal gavel and a business contract

It would be hard to find two languages more unalike than English and standard Chinese (Mandarin). Verbally, the basic sounds are completely different and the importance of pitch in Chinese has no counterpart in English. In printed documents, English words are composed of individual alphabet letters while Chinese words are represented by unique symbols in a logographic system – symbols which can be printed horizontally or vertically, depending on the location.

Despite these language hurdles, Read more about: The Exceptional Dangers of Legal Mistranslation in China  »