Category Archive: “Language”

The key to translating brand values across global marketing assets

When it comes to translating documents and marketing assets for international markets, it’s not just a question of translating text word for word. In fact, translating text literally can land your brand in hot water as the examples in this post on translation blunders clearly demonstrate! For a successful translation and localisation project we need

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Global Chatter – June: The Language Learning Edition

Hello! Guten tag! Yia sou! Sawubona! Welcome to Global Chatter, Comtec Translations’ monthly round-up of news, views, ideas and interesting titbits from the front lines of language and translation. This month we present our language learning edition to celebrate the launch of our brand new, super helpful centres for learning French and Spanish. To give

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Language differences between Spanish and Latin American Spanish

Although continental Spanish speakers will be able to make themselves understood in Latin America, and vice versa, there are some significant language differences of which businesses targeting both markets should be aware. With around 400 million native speakers, Spanish is second only to Mandarin Chinese in its use around the world. It has official status

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Global Chatter – December: Translating Politics & Novels

Hello! Ciao! Здравствуйте! And Season’s Greetings! A warm, wintry welcome back to Global Chatter, Comtec Translation’s digital spot for sharing the latest and greatest translation news, views and blogs from right across the world and web. Every month we keep track of what’s going on with translation online, then share our top posts with you.

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Global Chatter – November: Translation Scams & German Mistakes

Hello! Goddag! Shalom! Welcome to a brand new edition of Global Chatter; the Comtec Translation team’s online space to share the latest news, views, tit bits and interesting stuff from the world of translation on the web. Each month we keep pace with translators and language buffs online, sharing the best and most useful posts

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