The difference between German and Swiss German is huge. In fact, a lot of Germans have difficulty understanding it. Finding a translator with local knowledge is therefore critical. Swiss German is really a collection of German dialects used by around 4.5 million people in Switzerland, as well as in some alpine communities in Italy. It
Want to know the difference between European French and Canadian French? You’re in the right place. This isn’t just a case of poutine vs crêpes, Canadian French exhibits many differences from Continental or Metropolitan French, especially in less formal and spoken language. Canadian French is used as a general term for the various dialects of
Arabic is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world, and therefore a very important language for international business. In this post Sophie Howe discusses why you should invest in Arabic language skills and key considerations for doing business in Arabic speaking countries.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Did this morning’s post bring cards, chocolates, flowers and gifts aplenty from your significant other…or secret admirer? Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, originally a saint’s day but now more closely associated with romance and love. Some ‘valentines’ – the name given to greeting cards sent on this day – bear romantic poems, such as
There are widespread differences between Brazilian and European Portuguese, most notably in pronunciation and vocabulary. Although Portuguese as spoken in Brazil and Portugal (and several other locations around the world) is essentially the same language, there are many differences between dialects. That means getting your business’s message across clearly is a job for a native
Understanding words in a foreign language doesn’t mean that you know what people are talking about. Matt Lindley acknowledged this in his brilliant piece, Idioms of the World. Inspired by his fine work, we did a little research into interesting and funny foreign idioms and found a few beauties that he missed… 1) “The fence