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Why Google Translate isn’t your best friend

You’re short on time and you’ve got a tight budget, so what instantly comes to mind to fix your language barrier problems? For many, it is Google Translate or similar online ‘machine translation’ tools. Not only is it free, but it provides fast translation. But is Google Translate really your best friend; I’m afraid not. […]

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Happy New Year ‘Xīnnián kuàilè! (新年快乐)’ but sorry, we’re closed!

Chinese New Year (CNY) is the most significant festival in the Chinese calendar, typically celebrated between the 21st January and February 20th determined by the lunisolar calendar. Despite taking place during the winter season, CNY is also known as ‘Spring Festival’ (春节 ‘chūnjié‘ /chwnn-jyeah/), given that the start of spring falls between 4th-18th February. Each […]

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‘The Untranslatables’

Aren’t languages fascinating with their wide spectrum of incredible sounding words and intriguing concepts? And how wonderful is it that we get to understand these words from all around the world either from learning languages ourselves or with the assistance of a translator who helps these words cross those many cultural barriers. However, what about […]

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Tips to translate English to Dutch and vice versa

Dutch is not only the official language of the Netherlands, but also the neighbouring northern provinces of Belgium in Flanders. The Dutch language in this area is known as Flemish, but contrary to belief, it is not an actual language, but instead a version of Dutch spoken in this Dutch-speaking area of Belgium. With both […]

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Peak Translations 40th Anniversary Conference

On Friday 5th October, Peak Translations hosted a conference for our linguists as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, held at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester. And we were overwhelmed by the response. The objectives of the day were centred around the need for us to have a strong and reliable supply chain […]

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