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  • Habits & Customs that Completely Confuse Other Countries - Customs vary from country to country and foreign visitors are often left perplexed by the cultural differences. It’s easy to assume that because we celebrate certain traditions, everyone else does too. Whether these are annual holiday routines or country-specific cultural habits, every family has a few strange practices they’re used to. Just look at tea. […]
  • in god we trust state mottos The Greatest National Mottos Translated - To the outside world, national mottos are often used to describe the intent or motivation of the country in a short phrase, but they’re also intended to bring enthusiasm and a sense of patriotism to the people. National mottos can also have a deep meaning, often representing what a nation stands for or strives for, […]
  • Iconic Bottles and Jars – The Translation Company - When The Translation Company discovered that the unmistakable Coca Cola contour bottle was celebrating its 100th birthday, we suddenly couldn’t help noticing all the other iconic bottlesand jars that have embedded themselves in our everyday life. From our breakfast table to our nightstand, the world’s most recognisable bottles are often sitting right under our noses […]
  • Littleprince Worlds’ Most Translated Books - The best books have the power to touch people on every corner of the earth, not just the country they’re written in, allowing readers to expand their horizons and discover new cultures and different ways of thinking. But if these books are to be enjoyed all around the world they need to be translated into […]
  • Las leyes sobre idiomas más extrañas del mundo - Con el Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna 2016 a la vuelta de la esquina (domingo 21 de febrero), The Translation Company echó un vistazo a todo el mundo, desde el punto de vista legal, para encontrar algunas de las leyes sobre idiomas más extrañas. Hoy en día, el debate sobre la libertad de expresión […]
  • As mais Bizarras Leis sobre idiomas do mundo - Com o Dia Internacional da Língua Materna de 2016 às portas (21 de fevereiro, Domingo), a The Translation Company fez uma pesquisa por todo o mundo para descobrir as mais estranhas leis sobre idiomas já criadas. Com o debate acerca da livre expressão cada vez mais acirrado, nunca foi tão oportuno examinar a forma como […]
  • horse weirdest language laws the translation company group llc World’s Weirdest Language Laws - The Translation Company has taken a legal look around the globe to find some of the world’s weirdest language laws. With the debate around free speech getting fiercer than ever there’s never been a more appropriate time to take a look the ways in which governments past and present have tried to promote one language […]
  • dreamstime l 49120768 translate The Future of Machine Translation - Who needs human document translation services when there are machine translations? That is a question the professional translation services industry is increasingly grappling with. Machine translation programs are capable of learning. They use machine learning to render increasingly sophisticated and natural-sounding translations. Many are saying it is a full-blown coup d’état. But let’s not get […]
  • dreamstime l phone 39637785 Google Translation App Now Equipped with Word Lens -   Google Translate is a handy tool known for providing convenient written translation services. However, a recent update of the popular foreign language translation services tool has greatly improved its capabilities. Thanks to technology powered by Word Lens, the foreign language translation services tool will also now be able to translate text in photos. Users […]
  • dreamstime l 48184011 bombay Bombay High Court Corrects a ‘Fatal’ Translation - When it comes to legal document translation, translation services need to get it right. High-quality, accurate legal document translation is a matter of life and death — literally. 28-year-old Sunil Ombase is all too aware of this. Because of a legal document translation error, the Indian man was sentenced to death for the murder of […]
  • dreamstime l 23854131 Russian The 3 Best Translations of Russian Literary Classics - Russian English translation is no easy feat. It is especially difficult when translating literary giants like Tolstoy, Pushkin, Bulgakov, and Dostoevsky. What makes Russian language translation so difficult? Well, many major Russian literary figures are known for their experimental styles. But to accommodate the preferences of an English audience, translators often made conservative choices. They […]
  • game of thrones trubute by creasdoutliner d4hkxaj Game of Thrones Creators Play Valaryian Translation Joke on Viewers - Forget about media translation services. When it came time to turn the popular “Game of Thrones” book series into an HBO television series, the creators had to bring the language alive. But they didn’t turn to a translation company to bring the book’s exotic languages to life. They hired David Peterson, a professional language creator. […]
  • dreamstime l 10940705 Capitol Spanish Version of the Republican Response Raises Eyebrows - It is no secret that the Republican Party needs to mobilize a Hispanic voting base. Translation into Spanish is an important way for the party to reach out to the Hispanic population. And Translating to Spanish is not a new strategy for the party. In 2013, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio delivered the Republican Party’s reaction […]
  • dreamstime l 43373898 Google Are Translation Tools Really Getting Better? - From Chinese language translation to French translation, the world is relying on machine translations. For things like professional document translation, human translators are no longer needed. Instead people are turning to their computers. Machine translation tools, like the famous Google translator, are accessible and easy to use. As an added bonus, they are often free. […]
  • dreamstime l 37198613 bing Twitter’s Translation Tool Is Back - Ever feel frustrated when a Spanish language tweet shows up in your TweetDeck, and you can’t seem to decipher what is being said? After all, there are a mere 160 characters! Well, now you no longer have to kick yourself for not having paid more attention in your high school language class. Twitter’s translation to […]
  • dreamstime l 28722426 Campus The Best Universities for Studying Translation - The demand for global translation services is rapidly on the rise. If you are interested in pursuing a career in translation services, you may want to consider a degree in translation. Translation programs can provide a great foundation for the skills needed to succeed in the translation services industry. First of all, they can help […]
  • dreamstime l 22546214 Which Translation Strategy Is Right for Your Company? - Good translation is more than just putting words in one language into another language. Effective translators also put a great deal of thought and energy into choosing an appropriate translation strategy in order to boost the overall quality and effectiveness of the final text. So, which translation strategy is right for your company? Let’s take […]
  • dreamstime l 43710004 fr FR What Makes an Effective Translator? - Think that anyone who knows two languages will automatically make an excellent translator? Think again. Translation is a complex process; it requires skill, practice, and creativity. Take a look at the top four traits of every successful translator. Knowledge Every effective translator is incredibly knowledgeable. Many people make the mistake of assuming that translators speak […]
  • dreamstime l 25312371 5 of the Most Commonly Translated Words - Which words are the most commonly translated English words? While most of the words on this list are pretty basic, they actually generate more translation issues than you might think. Let’s take a look at five of the most commonly translated words. The As boring as it might sound, “the” actually takes first place for […]
  • dreamstime l 27767794 The 6 Best Translations of Literary Classics - In search of some new reading material and wondering about the best literary classics in translation? Take a look at our list. Nikolai Gogol’s “Dead Souls,” Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Often hailed as the great comic masterpiece of Russian literature, “Dead Souls” weaves a wildly exaggerated tale of the antihero Chichikov, who […]
  • Toad Dell Releases Toad for Oracle Localized for the Chinese Market - There’s a simple reason why a lot of different business fail today – poor economy that’s affecting the whole world. But, there’s also a simple way to save your business, which many don’t consider. No matter how much we’re afraid of changes and find it difficult to adopt them, this is a sacrifice we need […]
  • Il significato dei nomi di marca - La creazione di una forte identità di marca, il brand appunto, è un aspetto fondamentale di qualsiasi attività nel campo dei prodotti di largo consumo, e gran parte dell’identità di un marchio risiede nel nome. Sebbene molte marche derivino il proprio nome dal fondatore della relativa azienda, altre hanno un’origine più interessante. Alcuni nomi si […]
  • Markennamen und ihre Bedeutung - Die Schaffung eines starken Markenauftritts ist ein unverzichtbarer Aspekt im Konsumgütergeschäft, wobei ein großen Teil der Markenidentität mit dem Namen verbunden wird. Während viele Marken einfach nach ihrem Gründer benannt sind, haben andere einen interessanten Ursprung. Einige Markennamen wurden von der antiken Mythologie inspiriert, andere sind vollständige Kunstnamen und wieder andere sind aus reinem Zufall […]
  • El significado de las marcas - La creación de una fuerte identidad de marca constituye un aspecto integral de toda empresa de productos para el consumidor y toda identidad de marca está basada, en gran medida, en su nombre. Si bien muchas marcas simplemente llevan el nombre de sus fundadores, otras cuentan con orígenes más interesantes. Algunas marcas encuentran su inspiración […]
  • 品牌名称的含义 - 对于任何一个消费品企业来说,创造一个鲜明的品牌形象至关重要,而品牌形象的很大部分体现于其品牌名称中。大多品牌都只是以其创始人命名,然而,其他一些品牌名称的来源则有趣得多。一些品牌名称从古代神话中汲取灵感,一些是完全编造出来的,而还有一些则全为偶然而得。我们搜集了全球几大著名品牌,来看看它们是如何命名的。相信,您会惊诧于其中很多品牌的名称来源。   使用以下嵌入代码在您的网站添加此信息图: <a href=”https://thetranslationcompany.com/news/blog/language-news/meaning-brand-names-chinese-translation/”><img src=”https://thetranslationcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/meaning-of-brand-names_ZH.jpg” alt=”品牌名称的含义 | The Translation Company”></a> You May Also Like -Types of TranslationAvoiding Disaster5 Ways to Save Big5 Facts You Should Know Before Buying Translation
  • НАЗВАНИЯ ТОРГОВЫХ МАРОК И ИХ ЗНАЧЕНИЕ - Названия торговых марок и их значение Для любой компании важен удачный образ бренда, а тот, в свою очередь, в значительной степени зависит от правильно выбранного имени. Часть компаний получает свое название в честь своих основателей, другие же могут похвастаться более интересным происхождением своего наименования. Одни могут быть обязаны своим появлением героям античных мифов, другие могут […]
  • dreamstime l 40430580 The 5 Best Translation Apps - If you suddenly find yourself in Moscow but you don’t speak Russian, you could end up in quite a precarious situation for lack of Russian translation. After all, it is difficult to order a meal or find your way around if you don’t speak at least a bit of the language. Luckily, with these five […]
  • dreamstime l 44789733 Why Is Greek Literature Lost in Translation? - It’s no secret that writing in one of the world’s lesser-known languages, from Irish to Finnish, means that an accurate, high-quality translation is the key to accruing global readership. After all, if the works of Japanese author Haruki Murakami had never been translated, there wouldn’t have been fans lined up in New York City for […]
  • La signification des noms de marque - La création d’une identité de marque forte fait partie intégrante de toute entreprise de biens de consommation et une grande part de l’identité de la marque réside dans son nom. Si de nombreuses marques tirent simplement leur nom de leur fondateurs, d’autres ont des origines plus intéressantes. Certains noms de marque s’inspirent de la mythologie […]
  • O significado dos nomes das marcas - A criação de uma marca forte é um aspecto integral de qualquer negócio orientado ao consumo, e uma parte importante de qualquer identidade de marca está no seu nome. Enquanto muitas marcas tem os seus nomes simplesmente baseados em seus fundadores, outras tem origens mais interessantes. Algumas marcas buscam inspiração na mitologia grega, enquanto outras […]
  • dreamstime l 35776786 Should You Translate Your Closed Captions? - Online video is increasingly being deployed by Internet marketers as a way to attract consumers’ attention and boost consumer engagement. 100 million Internet users watch videos online each day, and a third of all online activity is spent watching video. 90 percent of online shoppers at major retailers’ websites report that video content is very […]
  • dreamstime l 23386577 British Publisher to Translate Patrick Modiano’s Children’s Book -   British publisher Andersen Press has just snagged a deal to publish one of Patrick Modiano’s children’s books. The work, “Catherine Certitude,” is a mystery set in Paris. The publisher is rushing to get books into stores before Christmas and has compared the work to “The Little Prince.” The deal comes amid a frantic flurry […]
  • dreamstime l 28880937 Translation of Vatican Document on Homosexuality Spurs Controversy - A translation of a Vatican document on outreach to gays has recently sparked controversy. The document in question was a summation of a two-week meeting called by Pope Francis, known as the Synod, in which 190 high-ranking Catholic clergy members met to discuss the fact that many practicing Catholics disregard core church teachings, particularly those […]
  • LEGO Meaning Brand Names The Meaning of Brand Names - Creating a strong brand identity is an integral aspect of any consumer business, and a large part of any brand identity lies in its name. While many brands are simply named after their founders, others have more interesting origins. Some brand names take inspiration from ancient mythology, some are completely made-up, and some arrive in […]
  • Chinese Tattoo1 Translation App Helps to Prevent Tattoo Disasters - Pop “Chinese tattoos” into Google, and you’ll find results riddled with disastrous tattoos. That beautiful symbol that was supposed to mean “peace and happiness?” Well, turns out, it actually just means “wet dog.” Just last year, a tattoo artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil, was arrested for allegedly tattooing an unsuspecting client with a tattoo in […]