07 Jul 2015

The Best Language Infographics & Interactive Tools on the Web

We’ve come across so many informative infographics and handy interactive tools on the web recently that we felt it was time to share and celebrate them. Here’s a beautiful visual representation of the relative proportions of native speakers of the […]

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12 Sep 2014

Is the Internet Accelerating Language Development?

Our lives are now dominated by the internet. Communicating via emails and social media has become part of the norm in modern-day society in pretty much all four corners of the globe. By and large, it’s our first port of […]

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21 Aug 2014

Business Benefits of Speaking More Than One Language

English is undoubtedly the language of global business. It is the lingua franca that allows international brands to communicate with people around the world, no matter whereabouts on the planet they come from. There are estimated to be up to […]

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06 Aug 2014

Grammatical Habits of Non-native Speakers Offer Linguistic Clues

Machine translation tools are extremely useful in the world of business. They helps professionals from different countries communicate with each other, allowing them to discuss terms and thrash out deals relatively quickly. The rising popularity of machine translation, particularly among companies […]

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19 Jun 2014

How Language Affects Our Perception

They say you are what you eat. But you can also be a product of your native language. The confines and liberations of each language are inextricably linked to the environment in which it has evolved. For example, the Sami […]

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14 Apr 2014

Babies are Born With a Fundamental Knowledge of Language

Esperanto is currently spoken by up to two million people worldwide. But Ludwik Zamenhof’s 19th-century utopian vision of a common world language never caught on as he had hoped. Zamenhof would be gratified beyond the grave to hear that researchers […]

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11 Apr 2014

Facilities for Your Private Parts: Beijing Hotel Brochure Gets Lost in Translation

At TranslateMedia, we always advise clients to avoid the use of machine translation for their professional, client-facing communications such as their advertising campaigns, websites or brochures. While machine translation tools are excellent for those of us who are unable to […]

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09 Apr 2014

Translation Reveals ‘First-Ever’ Weather Report

What is believed to be possibly the world’s first weather report has been translated from an ancient Egyptian slab. Scholars at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute found a 3,500-year-old inscription on a shattered stone block in Thebes, modern Luxor, […]

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13 Mar 2014

Translated Fiction Key to Better Understanding

Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan is calling on the Chinese and Turkish Governments to do more to promote translated works of literature by each country’s writers. Yan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012 for his work as a writer who “with hallucinatory […]

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07 Mar 2014

The Brain Processes Music Like Language

What’s cookin’, daddy-o? Jamming jazz musicians process music much like they do spoken language, a new study shows. Researchers in the US found that when hip cats get their groove on for a spot of improvised boogie woogie they use the […]

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