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Speaking the Many Languages of Mexico

Despite the political rhetoric that sometimes surrounds relations between the United States and Mexico, one thing remains certain: interactions between our two countries—economically, culturally and socially—will continue to play significant roles in our mutual growth and success. Our geographic proximity and our shared interests mean we will remain active partners far into the future. Many […]

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Death of Languages: Like All Living Things, Languages Experience a Life Cycle of their Own

When Alban Michael passed away earlier this year at the ripe young age of 89, the occasion really marked two deaths. You see, Mr. Michael was the last surviving speaker of the Nuchatlaht language once spoken by his Native American ancestors of the Pacific Northwest. His death also marked the quiet end of yet another […]

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Foreign Phrases Don’t Always Translate As Simply in English

If you’re a regular reader of our newsletters and blogs, you know we like to share examples of the unique and rich languages that exist around the world. Many times a word or expression in one language doesn’t translate exactly into another one, but they reflect universal emotions or experiences. Below are some good examples.  Feel […]

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What To Do With 3 Extra Seconds? Celebrate the Summer Solstice!

For most of us, the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere — is just another day. We don’t really notice that the day is, in fact, roughly 3 seconds longer than the day before. For the record, those along the parallel of, say, New York City enjoy a […]

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Now You Know: Interesting Easter & Passover Facts from Around the World

When you think of Easter, do you think of a giant omelet made with 4,500 eggs? Or sprinkling perfume on someone’s head in exchange for a kiss? Did you know the very first Passover was celebrated in Egypt more than 3,300 years ago or that the world’s largest Passover seder is held yearly in Nepal? […]

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How a Language Translation Service Can Grow Your Business

We live in an interconnected world. Lightning-fast communication and modern modes of transportation mean that our interconnectedness will only increase. Of course, some isolated areas will remain, but they will grow smaller and smaller with time. Any industry that wants to expand internationally (or reach new domestic markets) will have to know how to utilize […]

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WHY YOUR COMPANY SHOULD USE LSPs (LANGUAGE SERVICE PROVIDERS)

Your company may be performing well locally, but to continue to thrive you need to expand your base-to go global and reach potential customers in all corners of the world. Before wading into the international business market you are going to have to translate all your products, product information, website and documentation into the languages […]

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Translation & Localization for Mobile Apps: 5 Questions to Keep in Mind for Success

There are a handful of global app storefronts, however, the majority of mobile app developers create and publish in their native language. Irrespective of language, the burden on localization falls on the developers themselves and they need to be aware of many issues when dealing with the localization challenge. The 5 most important questions for […]

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The Kentucky Derby and its Traditions

The Kentucky Derby has a long and rich history. In 1882, Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., grandson of William Clark (explorer) of the Lewis and Clark expedition, traveled to England and visited the Derby, a famous race that had been running annually since 1780. From there, Clark moved to Paris, France, where in 1863, a […]

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Multilingual SEO & Business Promotion

“We live in a global economy.” How often have you heard that said? In today’s world this is a cliché that has become a reality. In such a global atmosphere businesses need to reach the widest possible audience or risk missing out on a large number of potential clients. Many businesses alienate potential clients by […]

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