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  • Portuguese: the difference between Portugal and Brazil

    August 28, 2019 by

    Even though the two are very similar, it’s important to distinguish between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. In technical terms, we treat them as two unique language sets and manage TMs (Translation Memories) in unique language locales – only working with native speakers by country. It’s important to work through native speakers as native viewers… Read more

  • Foreign Translations – 20 years strong!

    December 28, 2018 by

    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… Read more

  • How do I get my website translated?

    December 11, 2018 by

    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… Read more

  • Languages of China

    August 4, 2017 by

    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… Read more

  • Easier way for adults to learn a language?

    July 7, 2017 by

    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… Read more

  • Siri + AI = More Human?

    June 9, 2017 by

    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… Read more

  • What is Globalization?

    May 19, 2017 by

    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… Read more

  • Netflix & Hermes: Quality Subtitling at Scale

    May 5, 2017 by

    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… Read more

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