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Mar 03, 2017

Language Diversity: Communication Through Translation

The more language diversity is taken into consideration in translation decisions the more adequate your translated text will be.

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Oct 13, 2016

What Is Globalization?

What is globalization? The globalization definition seems neutral - it is the growing integration of societies and economies - but its effects are both encouraging and frustrating.

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Apr 03, 2014

Successful Document Translation

Document translation is extremely important as it is central to the smooth running of international business. Many translated documents carried out by

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Oct 28, 2013

Crowdsourced Translations Powered By Ackuna

Accurate human translations for free. Fantasy? No, reality thanks to Ackuna. Irina Usharenko, a team member of Ackuna, agreed to answer questions of language-translation-help.com

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Aug 31, 2013

Free Translation Software: Abridged List with Brief Descriptions

There are translation software products of all sorts on the Net. Some are paid, others are free. Here is a list of 10 such products that may be useful for those looking for free translation software.

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Mar 02, 2013

Online Education Programs. Are They Right For You?

Should you take online classes? Are online education programs the best option for you? Find out here.

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Nov 05, 2012

International Standard Translation Rate Conversion

I would like to know if there is an international standard conversion rate between pages, rows, words, characters to use to compare different translation

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Feb 27, 2012

Military Discharge

I'm currently translating a military discharge paper from Italian to English. The person completed a compulsory year's service and is now completely exempt

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Jan 26, 2012

Questions About Translation

Have questions about translation? Use the Question Form on this page to ask them.

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Jan 19, 2012

Foreign Language Dictionary: Always Right, Always Accurate?

Difficulty in translating? A foreign language dictionary is ready to help. But can it really? Are dictionaries as reliable as we are used to think and how to check their quality? The answers are here.

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Jan 16, 2012

Translation Dictionaries: Which One Is Good?

English, Spanish, Welsh, Hungarian, Swedish, German, Korean, Hindi. Need help in finding a suitable dictionary? Check this list of paper translation dictionaries.

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Jan 04, 2012

Free Language Translation: Computers and Humans at Your Service

Free language translation is usually low quality if produced by translation software. But it can be reliable and accurate if provided by professional translators. Find out more about these options.

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Dec 29, 2011

Assessment of Foreign Language Translation Needs

What are your translation needs? Before entering into the jungle of foreign language translation, a nonlinguist, who is charged with buying a translation, should know exactly what he/she wants.

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Dec 08, 2011

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Dec 08, 2011

New Year Greetings in Ukrainian

If you have Ukrainian-speaking loved ones, relatives, friends, or colleagues, send them this nice New Year poem as your greetings:

Рік Новий - казковий час!
Хай здивує щастям Вас
Рік добра і рік кохання.
Тож приймайте привітання:
Будьте добрі та здорові,
Побажаємо любові,
Світла й радощів багато,
Щоб життя було, як свято!

And here is my English word-for-word translation of this poem:

Рік Новий - казковий час!
(The New Year is a fairy time!)

Хай здивує щастям Вас
(Let it surprise you with happiness,)

Рік добра і рік кохання.
(This year of good and love.)

Тож приймайте привітання:
(So accept our wishes:)

Будьте добрі та здорові,
(Be kind and healthy,)

Побажаємо любові,
(We wish you love,)

Світла й радощів багато,
(A lot of light and joy,)

Щоб життя було, як свято!
(Let your life be as a festival!)

Dec 08, 2011

New Year Greetings in Russian

More New Year poems. But these ones are in Russian. Surprise your Russian-speaking friends by sending them these Russian New Year greetings.

The first poem:

Старому году оставьте печали,
Забудьте тревоги, обиды, беду —
Только здоровья, успехов и счастья
Я вам желаю в Новом году!

My word-for-word English translation of this poem:

Старому году оставьте печали,
(Leave sorrows to the Old Year,)

Забудьте тревоги, обиды, беду —
(Forget anxieties, grievances, and misfortune.)

Только здоровья, успехов и счастья
(Be healthy, successful, and happy!)

Я вам желаю в Новом году!
(This is my wish to you for the New Year.)



The second poem:

Стучат часы, уходит старый год,
Шуршит его последняя страница.
Пусть лучшее, что было, не уйдет,
А худшее не смеет возвратиться!

And my English translation:

Стучат часы, уходит старый год,
(A clock is ticking, the Old Year is passing,)

Шуршит его последняя страница.
(Its last page is rustling.)

Пусть лучшее, что было, не уйдет,
(Let the best things that have been in life remain)

А худшее не смеет возвратиться!
(And the worst do not dare to return!)

Dec 06, 2011

"Excuss Me Miss, Did You Say You're Pregnant?"

My friend Christi was living in Chile. She was there as a missionary for our church. As missionaries, we pledge to spend full time preaching the gospel

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Nov 16, 2011

Hindi Translation News

The language situation in India, news about Hindi translation and Hindi language.

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Oct 17, 2011

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Sep 14, 2011

Lowering Translation Fees

We try to pay as little as possible for everything, including translation services. But if we want an adequate translation, we can't cut corners. However, ways to reduce translation fees do exist.

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