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  • lifetime What Happens When You Feed a Translation Program Complete Nonsense - Machine translation has never been better. As major tech companies like Meta continue investing in it, there’s every reason to believe that machine translation will only become increasingly accurate as time moves forward. But they’re still not perfect. And one cognitive scientist, Douglas Hofstadter, has devised a comical experiment to prove it. A Silly Experiment […]
  • 12 Hilarious Mistranslated English T-Shirts - Novelty T-shirts are one of the world’s favorite souvenirs. But if you’re visiting somewhere you don’t speak the language and want to buy one of them, you better be careful. Because as the designs below show, mistranslated t-shirts can be hilariously nonsensical. Here are 12 examples of mistranslated English t-shirts that are sure to get […]
  • How Non-English Political Misinformation Campaigns Could Shape Upcoming Elections - The phrase “fake news” came to prominence during the 2016 presidential elections when Donald Trump used it to describe his opposition’s criticisms. But the phrase isn’t just a talking point. During the run-up to the 2016 election and after it, platforms like Facebook, Youtube, and even TikTok were being bombarded with political posts that either […]
  • How to Translate Text From a Photo or Video on Your iPhone - An estimated 1 billion people use iPhones worldwide. This encompasses speakers of many different languages and travelers to all corners of the globe. If you have an iPhone and you’re in a foreign country, you may find yourself wanting to translate a menu, road sign, set of instructions, or something else. But you may not […]
  • Google Translate is No Longer Available in China – Here’s Why - It’s official – Google Translate is no longer available in Mainland China. That means if you’re an English speaker who plans on visiting the country soon, you’re going to need to find a new way to engage with the locals. This article will tell you why Google Translate has been canceled in Mainland China and […]
  • The Translation Confusion Surrounding King Charles New Title - When Queen Elizabeth passed in September, the entire world went into a period of mourning. She ruled for an astonishing 70 years and 214 days, making her the longest-ruling British monarch by a sizeable margin. Now that her son Charles has taken the throne, countries across the planet are having to figure out what they […]
  • google translate Experts Warn of the Risks of Machine Translation - A recent article in Slate highlighted some of the largely unspoken risks associated with the rise of machine translation tools. They cite experts who talk about how machine translation can still lead to disastrous situations if used in the wrong contexts. This article will highlight some of the concerns that experts have, talk about alternatives […]
  • google headquarters Google Search Will Start Translating Local Press Articles - At a recent event, Google announced that it will begin offering immediate translations of press articles from foreign countries. The update may have a larger impact on the world than initially appears. This article will tell you everything you need to know about Google Search’s upcoming change, including when to expect it. Keep reading to […]
  • How Close is AI to Dethroning Translation Companies - Artificial intelligence is one of the world’s most prevalent economic growth sectors. It’s a technology that can be applied to many different industries – from education and investing to self-driving cars and medicine. Some companies, like Meta, are also beginning to use AI to create more powerful translation bots. There’s even some talk that these […]
  • Best Translation Apps for Post-COVID Travel - COVID-19 disrupted plans for pretty much everyone. But now that the world is opening back up, you may be ready to get out there and go on an adventure in a foreign country. That would’ve been hard to do in the past if you didn’t speak the language. But nowadays, there are tons of great […]
  • Is Meta’s new AI translation tool as good as they say it is - Meta Translation ToolMeta is one of the largest technology companies in the world, with products in several different industries. It’s recently released a new AI translation tool that it says is better than anything on the market – by far. But is that really true? Or is it just another case of a company talking […]
  • First Disney Latino Musical, Encanto - THE FIRST LATINO MUSICAL PRODUCED BY DISNEY  IS  ‘ENCANTO.’ The producers’ approach to getting Colombia just right Finding a family-friendly movie during the holiday can be difficult for many reasons. Still, holiday movies always impact and eventually become a holiday memory to all. 2021 was a challenging year for most of us, including the entertainment […]
  • Brand Translation: Making Mistakes Can Cost More Than - Brand Translation: Making Mistakes Can Cost More Than “Translation is that which transforms everything so that nothing changes.” – Günter Grass Whatever your product and no matter how famous your company is, not every country is going to understand what you’re trying to sell. Due to a mix of slang, cultural differences, and misunderstandings, sometimes […]
  • How Are Translation Services Important to Non-Profit Organizations? - How Are Translation Services Important to Non-Profit Organizations?  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Non-Profit Organizations play an absolutely vital role in building healthy communities. They do this by providing critical services that contribute to both economic […]
  • Is Emoji the New Language? - Is Emoji the New Language? “Emojis are by no means taking away from our written language but rather accentuating it by providing a tone that words on their own often cannot. They are, in a sense, the most evolved form of punctuation we have at our disposal.” ― Emmy J. Favilla The word “emoji” comes […]
  • What Is the Difference Between Parisian French and Canadian French? - What Is the Difference Between Parisian French and Canadian French? Si vous parlez à un homme dans une langue qu’il comprend, vous parlez à sa tête. Si vous lui parlez dans sa propre langue, vous parlez à son coeur. If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. […]
  • The Importance of Legal Translation Services - The Importance of Legal Translation Services “The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public.” – Samuel Johnson Paperwork of any kind is never easy. You need an incredible amount of patience to get things done when you dip your toe in the world of […]
  • Things you need to know before moving to a Spanish-Speaking Country - Things you need to know before moving to a Spanish-Speaking Country “To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.” – Frantz Fanon Each year, tens of millions of people move from their home country and set up a new life abroad. For most, the prospect of a better job or retirement […]
  • To Infinity and Beyond… - To Infinity and Beyond… “If we adopt the same collaborative mindset and practices that got to the moon and back, and that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty – and do much more.” – Ron Garan. Space has captured our imaginations since the dawn of humankind. Galaxies far far away have seeped […]
  • Crossing Borders and Language with Science - Crossing Borders and Language with Science “Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” – Albert Einstein Science has dominated the headlines for nearly two years as we have watched the world become gripped by the tight fist of a […]
  • Afghanistan: The Power of Interpretation - Afghanistan: The Power of Interpretation “Too often, stories about Afghanistan center around the various wars, the opium trade, the war on terrorism. Precious little is said about the Afghan people themselves – their culture, their traditions, how they lived in their country, and how they manage abroad as exiles.” – Khaled Hosseini Afghanistan has dominated […]
  • Translation on a Global Scale - Translation on a Global Scale UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought the world’s leading democracies together to reach major new agreements to help the world fight, and then build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous future. – The 2021 UK hosted G7 Summit Often when we think of translation we equate […]
  • Translation at the Olympics - Translation at the Olympics “The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.” – Olympic Movement’s Creed From July 23rd until August 8th the Olympics has dominated the national and international headlines with its shock performances, smashing of world […]
  • All You Wanted to Ask about Employee Handbooks - “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” – Anne M. Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox Employee Number 45691 is far less likely to feel engaged in their […]
  • Geriatric Millennials: Bridging the gap. - Geriatric Millennials: Bridging the gap. I recently read an article about Geriatric Millennials and at first, the term didn’t sit well with me. The word geriatric doesn’t seem flattering and with forty on the horizon, it tapped into my dread of leaving my thirties behind. Looking past the term “geriatric” though and looking more closely […]
  • How Are Translation Services Important to Non-Profit Organizations? - How Are Translation Services Important to Non-Profit Organizations?  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Non-Profit Organizations play an absolutely vital role in building healthy communities. They do this by providing critical services that contribute to both economic […]
  • Engineering Companies and Global Manufacturers Need Translation Services - Engineering Companies and Global Manufacturers ‘ Use of Translation Services Global businesses need translation services as a core part of their operations. When communication materials are translated accurately into other languages, they can effectively deliver their intended message. A local business rarely runs into miscommunication problems. When clients speak the same language, it’s easier to […]
  • The Importance of Translation Services in Education - ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ – Nelson Mandela We can all agree that education is one of the most fundamental pillar stones in paving the way for the future. Whether we are talking about young, wide-eyed children, alert adolescents, hard-working college students, or even adults striving […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving! - The Translation Company understands that this Thanksgiving is not like any other and prepared a fun infographic showing that Thanksgiving has not always been the same. We hope that these fun facts can help you have a more enjoyable Thanksgiving in 2020 despite all the challenges faced during these confusing times.   You May Also […]
  • The New York Times becomes the third Publication to terminate Spanish News. -   Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States. Thus, it makes sense that news publications and channels serve the Latino community by providing news in Spanish. However, recently The New York Times announced that it is terminating its Spanish news coverage, becoming the third new outlet to do so after Buzzfeed […]
  • The Repercussions of Incorrect Grammar on Social Media -   Imagine being an influencer on social media. Imagine having the ability to sway opinions and having millions looking up to you. Many would argue that this is a great responsibility. However, do influencers also have a responsibility to be grammatically correct when posting on social media? Should they have impeccable vocabulary? While the general […]
  • Cognitive Thought and Language - Many of us are fearful of old age. We are afraid that we’ll lose our ability to do things effortlessly and swiftly. However, research proves that a person’s command over language increases and becomes better with age; continuing well into old age. The article by Professor Roger J Kreuz from the University of Memphis explores […]
  • Not Understanding Hurricane Dorian’s Danger Due to Language - It is already a nerve-wracking experience to immigrate to a new country with your family. It is especially daunting to be a student who has traveled all alone to study in a new place. Often students coming to study in North America are used to different customs and have to adjust to a new lifestyle. […]
  • Fake News Article Could Language be the Problem Solver of Fake News? -   Have you ever been caught in a whirlwind of news and wondered if what you’re reading is accurate or not? There is a plethora of questionable information available to the consumer and it can be a hassle to swift through factual information versus fake news. However, recent studies show that language may be a […]
  • Air Canada has been ordered to pay $21,000 due to dispute with French Couple -   Recently Air Canada was sued by a French couple for language violations. They claimed that Air Canada was biased towards English and anglophones when compared to French speakers. Their main concerns were the signage used by the airlines that had words in English “in larger font than the French ones.” As a result, Air […]