Blog: Language and Linguistics

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Language differences between German and Swiss German

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

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European French vs Canadian French: what’s the difference?

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

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Behind the scenes: sign language interpreting for StorySign

We’ve been involved in a very exciting project helping to create and launch StorySign. Find out how we delivered our sign language interpreting services across a multifaceted campaign.

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The future of languages – Arabic translations

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.

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Languages for the future – French

In this post Sophie Howe discusses why French should be a priority for many businesses looking to export into new markets or expand overseas. Learn more about French translations here.

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Languages for the future – Mandarin

Mandarin is ranked as the second most important language for UK businesses and organisations today – and in the future. If China forms part of your business’ global strategies, read on.

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‘I Love You’ – A Multilingual Valentine’s Card!

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

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Language differences between Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese

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

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Idioms of the World: Part 2

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

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