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Foreign Translations – 20 years strong!

Google wasn’t the only great thing that started 20 years ago! As we complete our 20th year in business, we take a moment to reflect and to thank our clients for their continued trust and partnership.   Foreign Translations began operations in 1998, and 20+ years later, we are still proud be a part of … Continue reading Foreign Translations – 20 years strong!

How do I get my website translated?

As a professional translation services company in business for 20+ years, this is a question we get often. (Note: even though some of the largest companies on earth provide services for auto-translation, due to the low maturity level of automated or machine translation, accuracy is not expected nor guaranteed.) First, let’s start with the short … Continue reading How do I get my website translated?

Languages of China

China (officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC)) is massive by almost any measure.  One of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations, China has over 1.3 billion people, is a leader in world trade, military might, and land size (over 3.7 million square miles or 9.7 square km). According to Ethnologue, China has 56 ethnic groups … Continue reading Languages of China

Easier way for adults to learn a language?

Auditory Learning refers to learning through hearing and speaking. It is widely believed that children are very skilled at auditory learning, especially in areas of language and music. Another common belief is that as we grow older, our auditory learning capabilities diminish – yet another “plus” of getting older, right? Researchers recently found that there … Continue reading Easier way for adults to learn a language?

Siri + AI = More Human?

Apple’s world-famous tech conference WWDC wrapped up this week in San Jose, CA. As usual it was a total celebration of all things Apple and a look ahead to the future of the company’s plans and products. One item that caught our attention was an announcement related to Siri. In case you’re not aware, Siri … Continue reading Siri + AI = More Human?

What is Globalization?

Everyone has heard the term “globalization” (or globalisation), but what exactly does it mean?  Globalization is a vague term, as it can apply to a wide spectrum of topics.  It is often used to refer to the perspective that the world is “getting smaller”.  What does this mean?  In a broad sense, globalization refers to … Continue reading What is Globalization?

Netflix & Hermes: Quality Subtitling at Scale

This article discusses Netflix’s bold and innovative move to vet, test, register and utilize translators worldwide to provide accurate sub-titling and other translation services for Netflix’s media products. Called Hermes – this is yet another conspicuous example of how the Translations Industry permeates our lives – even our leisure time. Netflix has become a household … Continue reading Netflix & Hermes: Quality Subtitling at Scale

25 Unbelievable Things You Didn’t Know About Language and Linguistics

Language and culture go hand in hand. They are both fascinating topics in and of themselves.  It is no wonder we love being part of the translations industry!  Here is a fun read of facts courtesy of List25 (www.list25.com). 25. Contrary to popular belief children are able to learn as many languages as they are … Continue reading 25 Unbelievable Things You Didn’t Know About Language and Linguistics


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