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Can your language provider support you through Brexit?

Can your language provider support you through Brexit? As we move closer to the deadline for exiting the EU, many industries are looking more deeply into how they might be affected by Brexit and the language industry is no exception. In March, I attended the ATC (Association of Translation Companies) Networking Event in Leeds, where […]

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Is your business China ready?

Are you China ready? Did you know that the number of people travelling between Beijing and Manchester has increased by 80% in the last 2 years? In fact, the total expenditure from Chinese Visitors in the UK in 2017 alone was approximately £695 million* How many of these Chinese visitors are staying in your hotel? […]

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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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