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Linguists With A Mission: Interpreting In Difficult Conditions

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May 2018

Linguists With A Mission: Interpreting In Difficult Conditions

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How difficult can language interpreting really be? Acting as an interpreter is one of the hardest roles for a professional linguist to take on. Not only does the linguist need to be exceedingly knowledgeable in the languages and culture, but they also need to be an organised, quick thinker and have strong levels of concentration, […]

Expanding business internationally; 5 factors to consider

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Apr 2018

Expanding business internationally; 5 factors to consider

In Blog Post Business Culture & Lifestyle By Translation Services 24

5 factors to consider when taking your company abroad There are many reasons for businesses to want to expand internationally with their brand and operate activities abroad, whether it is importing, exporting, investing or even outsourcing their services. Strictly from a business point of view, it can indeed be an extremely beneficial action to take; […]

Could You Translate These Idioms?

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Feb 2018

Could You Translate These Idioms?

In Blog Post Culture & Lifestyle By Translation Services 24

Being a professional translator often proves to be an extremely challenging profession. Stereotypically, many people assume that translators simply sit with a dictionary in front of them and always translate words literally, without a creative flare of any kind. And although, let’s be completely honest, sometimes we work with documents which indeed require just that, […]

How To Become A Professional Translator

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Jan 2018

How To Become A Professional Translator

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Thinking about becoming a translator? A career as a professional translator is listed in the top ten professions right now. Globalisation, international business combined with the technological revolution has brought the global community into a centralised space and the need for translators is at a premium. Having said that, language translation is a highly competitive […]

Google Pixel Buds vs. Professional Interpreter

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Dec 2017

Google Pixel Buds vs. Professional Interpreter

In Blog Post Culture & Lifestyle Translation Insights By Translation Services 24

Google Pixel Buds vs. professional interpreters: Which is more accurate? In the recent months, there has been a lot of excitement in the media for Google’s new language device – Google Buds. The real-time translation tool would be a holy grail for frequent travellers and perhaps even the international business sector, nevertheless, alike any machine […]

How long should it take for an English speaker to learn different languages?

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Nov 2017

How long should it take for an English speaker to learn different languages?

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The FSI (Foreign Service Institute) which is U.S government’s main provider of foreign affairs training, including language courses, prepared an interesting map which describes the ‘Language difficulty rankings’.  The research highlights how long it should take for a native English speaker to learn a language and what level of difficulty each language presents to them. […]

How Language Evolution Affected Translations

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Sep 2017

How Language Evolution Affected Translations

In Blog Post Culture & Lifestyle Translation Insights By Translation Services 24

The Evolution of Language Translations Language translation can be extremely methodical and accurate in the modern age. In fact, with time, even machines are getting better at auto-translation. In the past however, communication between people speaking different languages was fraught with difficulty. Some things have not changed. For example, early European explorers travelling to far-flung lands […]

6 things you should know before dating a translator

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Mar 2017

6 things you should know before dating a translator

In Blog Post Culture & Lifestyle Translation Insights By Translation Services 24

We judge             Going out on a romantic date to an Italian restaurant? Prepare yourself. As someone who provides professional translation services, we will go through the menu at least a couple of times, making you think we’re looking for something delicious to eat, but in fact – the truth […]

Do you need an expert to translate medical documents?

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Apr 2016

Do you need an expert to translate medical documents?

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 With over 244 million international migrants living around the world today and the recent worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) there is a rapidly growing need for certified translation services and medical records and other medical documents to be professionally translated. It is important that health care professionals communicate effectively in order to treat […]

6 things that get on a translator’s nerves

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Nov 2015

6 things that get on a translator’s nerves

In Blog Post Culture & Lifestyle Translation Insights By Translation Services 24

We, translators, like to consider ourselves an easy going bunch. Each of us coming from a different background, country and experiences found that translating is perhaps the only job we see ourselves doing and actually enjoying. Although majority of us feels like giving up at least once a day, are sleep deprived and pretty much […]

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