The expert linguists that comprise our ever-expanding global language network hail from all corners of the world. And as its Christmas, we caught up with a few of them to discover how they will be celebrating the festive season in their countries of origin. So sit back, relax, grab a mince pie and a glassRead more »
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, nonstop Christmas advertising on TV… you would be forgiven for thinking that Christmas is all about buying new technology, toys, perfume and chocolates. Exchanging presents has been part of the Christmas tradition for a long time, thought to be symbolic of the gifts brought to the baby Jesus by the ThreeRead more »
As we put up our decorations at Comtec Translation’s central offices, we’re taking a lighter look at the world of translation. A growing trend for this time of year is to jet off abroad to celebrate the festivities in style. So for those of you who are getting away this season, we’re checking out some of the global holiday hot spots and offering some fun and festive phrases to help you get by with the locals.Read more »
It’s a time for giving… but what’s the gift etiquette when doing business overseas?
It’s tricky enough figuring out what to buy for close friends and family at this time of year, but what about when it comes to choosing gifts for colleagues and contacts in other countries? There’s quite a lot to learn when it comes to global gift-giving etiquette, so we’re offering advice and tips on giving gifts in five of the UK’s most popular export markets, where giving presents to business associates may form an important part of your relationship.Read more »
Every day this week, we will be looking at the yuletide traditions of a different country. Today’s journey takes us to the grand old US of A, with a whole host of different customs and traditions to contend with.Read more »