Tag: “Linguistics”

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10 fascinating language facts to impress your friends

From the world’s longest word, to the world’s shortest alphabet, in this blog we take a look at 10 fascinating facts on language to impress your friends.

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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.

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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.

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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 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 – January: Social Media Translation

Hello! Zdravo! Kamusta! And a very Happy New Year to all of our readers, all over the world! Welcome back to Global Chatter, Comtec Translations’ online space for collecting and sharing the latest translation news, along with tips, ideas and information all about the interesting world of translation. Whether you’re a multinational business working across

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