Tag: “Linguistics”

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Emily Hinchcliffe takes the Comtec Translation Prize for 2019

German Studies graduate, Emily Hinchcliffe, received the Comtec Translation Prize for German Studies this year at Warwick University’s graduation day. Find out more in this post.

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Comtec’s tips on how to prepare content for translation

Our highly-skilled linguists and award-winning team of project managers are experts in all things translation. Rest assured that when it comes to languages, we’ve got you covered! But with our 30+ years of industry experience, we understand how important it is to work closely with our clients to achieve and deliver the very best results.

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Language differences between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

Broadly speaking, Simplified and Traditional Chinese are two character sets that represent the same language – but the nature of Simplified Chinese means it has evolved somewhat further. Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese are two related but separate character sets that are used to represent Chinese. Traditional Chinese is significantly more complicated, and has been

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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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Language differences between German and Swiss German

Swiss German is very different to Standard German, to the extent that 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.

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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 – May: Extroverts learning languages & Russian in-laws

Hello! Mirëdita! Ni Hao! Szia! Welcome back to Global Chatter, a monthly compilation of our team’s favourite blogs, news items and online resources all about the rich, wild and wonderful world of languages. With an international team and a global network of 3,000 linguists (covering 200 languages!), hand-picked for their professionalism and skill, we make

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Global Chatter – April: Untranslatable Words & Iraqi Poetry

Hello! Ahoj! Merhaba! Welcome back to the April edition of Global Chatter. Providing expert, accessible and affordable translation in every major world language, we like to keep our ear to the (digital) ground when it comes to news, ideas, information and fun from the “translatosphere”! That’s why, each month, we publish a hand-picked selection of

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Global Chatter – February: The ‘Best’ Language & the UK Goes Global

In the edition of ‘Global Chatter’ we explore the ‘best’ language for translators to work in. This is the language that’s most profitable and in most demand for translation services.

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