H ere is a selection of translation resources and articles that you might find interesting.
Did bad translation cause a Tesla crash in China?
This week’s chosen term from IATE is one that has recently received much attention from the media: food waste.
There’s a battle over ‘The Little Prince’ English Translation
European publishers are teaming together to translate the news to reach broader audiences
European publishers are teaming together to translate the news to reach broader audiences
Goodbye, etc: why the UK government will stop using Latin abbreviations online
The subtle art of translating foreign fiction
Why it’s so hard to catch your own typos
What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos
Three (surprising) reasons for poor quality translations
What people around the world mean when they say they’re happy.
Could the English language really be dropped from the European Union?
English will not be an official EU language after Brexit, says senior MEP
Wife cake and evil water: The perils of auto-translation.
Budgies use grammar to find meaning in unfamiliar phrases.
Deborah Smith: Publishing is an industry, but translation is a community.
How translation amplifies ideas: TED speakers show appreciation.
How translation amplifies ideas: TED speakers show appreciation
Exciting news for translators in the Netherlands – “the Netherlands recently imposed a minimum pay for translators of EUR 0.10 per word for vendors doing business with government.”
TermCoord’s Android App – Search on IATE on the fly!
This helpful tool makes Netflix an easy way to learn a new language.
7 Fastest-Growing Industries to Invest in for 2016: No. 4.: Translation Services and Technology.
7 Fastest-Growing Industries to Invest in for 2016
“The key to selling products to an ethnically diverse audience may not be as obvious as you think.”
South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize and will share the award money with translator Deborah Smith.
The secret to disagreeing with people from 20 different countries.
6 myths vs realities of living in China, written by an American expat.
6 myths vs realities of living in China, written by an American expat
17 language quotes to turbocharge your learning.
The world’s top grammarian fears that this punctuation error is becoming standard English.
‘ They’: the singular pronoun that could solve sexism in English.
10 Great Platforms To Learn Languages For Free.
10 Great Platforms To Learn Languages For Free
Four reasons why proofreading should be a habit you pursue.
4 Reasons You Should Form a Proofreading Habit
New research indicates that bilingual people may experience a disadvantage in metacognition.
How to identify any language at a glance.
Music might give babies’ language skills a boost.
50 extraordinary business card designs that you won’t forget.
6 earth expressions for Earth Day.
6 earth expressions for anyone who loves Planet Earth
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: how was Nato’s phonetic alphabet chosen?
Infographic: Here is why living abroad makes you smarter.
What Does It Mean to Be Dominant in a Language?
Fantastic Features We Don’t Have In The English Language.
5 translation apps with voice input and speech output options for Android and iOS.
Free soap leaves bad taste for Chinese athletes – The language barrier strikes again.
How a simple typo helped stop a $1 billion digital bank heist.
Translating success: Tips for Multilingual Marketing.
How did the dollar, pound, and other currencies get their names?
Quiz: how well do you know English words from Irish?
How It Helps You to Be Multilingual in Business.
Why You Should Invest in Multilingual Digital Marketing.
11 Tips for Freelance Translators from a Project Manager.
What’s the difference between European and Brazilian Portuguese?
Thirty Five Of The Very Best Quotes On Translation.
How do you say @ in other languages
Women writers in translation to read right now.
12 literary translators explain why they love their jobs, and how they got started.
The language you speak affects the way you view the world, study finds.
Backbreaking: 80% of Freelance Translators Suffer From Neck Pain, Survey Finds.
How Frisian was added to Google Translate.
‘Fire Emblem Fates’ And The Curious Case Of Localization Gone Terribly Wrong.
Thinking in a Foreign Language: How to Do It and Why.
Why Some People Find Language Learning Harder Than Others.
Early language skills ‘key to later success‘.
Students should learn second language to prevent dementia in later life.
What has changed in the German language since Mark Twain wrote “The Awful German Language”?
Cats and Dogs Trigger Machine Translation Row in Canada.
The long adieu: how Britain gave up learning French.
Problems arising from lack of translation services highlighted in financial remedies case.
The untranslatable Scandinavian words for coziness describe a very particular winter joy.
Number of Chinese tourists visiting UK soars nearly 40%.
Automation doesn’t solve everything: 5 things you should know about machine translation.
How Amazon came to dominate fiction in translation.
Bilingual Minds, Bilingual Bodies – Do we smile and frown differently in a second language?
Not sure what to read next? Check out this list of books in translation for some inspiration.
Could the dominance of English harm global scholarship?
Oxford academics translate French plea for tolerance.
10 ways to become a better proofreader.
Google translated Russia to ‘Mordor’ in ‘ automated’ error.
Finding a Gifted Translator to Translate Your Important Documents into Foreign Languages.
Where’s the party? New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world.
High-context and Low-context Cultures: Applying Intercultural Communication to Website Translation.
5 simple rules for better, quicker and cheaper translations (with video).
21 Glorious Gifts For Grammar Geeks (And Translators).
. YouTube’s offering new translation tools and legal support for its creators
Your guide to reading the world: Author Ann Morgan invites book lovers to follow her on a literary journey through 196 countries.
Inaccurate Language Interpretation and Its Clinical Significance in the Medical Encounters of Spanish-speaking Latinos.
‘Forgotten’ First Language Wires Brain for Second Language.
Best books of 2015: Fiction in translation
How Learning A Foreign Language And Cultural Etiquette Can Drive New Business.
Global Economy Sparks Boom in Language-Related Careers.
Big businesses fail to make the most of employees with foreign experience.
5 ways to use language skills to boost your career.
A really nice article on the challenges of simultaneous interpreting.
Why are scandinavians so damn good at speaking English?
The Definitive Guide to Saying Hello to (Almost) Everyone.
9 Steps To Españolize Yourself.
Halloween special: 31 fearsome monsters from around the world.
Myth: young people have abandoned language learning. Here are the facts:
How to Translate Spoken Language.
How to have it both ways in 8 languages.
h). 7 Surprising Benefits of Learning a New Language (Backed by Researc
Five Words and Phrases Derived from Mistranslations.
Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages – The story of a strange linguistic coincidence.
5 cartoons of confused words.
How you pick up accents, favorite foods and more — before you’re even born.
The Languages for the UK’s Future.
The speed of language – Why do some languages sound like they’re spoken much faster than others?
Language Translation for Ecommerce: Good and Bad Examples.
Edinburgh primary pupils to study t wo foreign languages.
4 Things to Stop Believing if You Actually Want to Learn a Language.
London’s Underground languages.
8 German words in English and their pronunciation.
It’s never too late to reconnect with a foreign language.
5 Tricks To Learn Any Language Without Going To Class.
Does learning a language have to be boring?
Getting the gender right in French, German, and other languages.
6 common myths about people who speak multiple languages and which probably put you off learning a new one.
Video fix: Does bilingualism make us smarter?
When English needs to be translated into… English: Technical jargon promotes a deficit in understanding.
How diplomats learn so many new languages in a short amount of time.
Skype Translator converts innocent English into string of Chinese swear words.
Avoiding the 5 most common mistakes in translating marketing materials.
10 Cultural Food Blunders to Avoid When Traveling.
7 cultural faux pas travelers should avoid making in Paris.
Forget French and Mandarin – Arabic is the l anguage to learn.
The constant influence of English on other languages.
The world’s 50 best travel apps.
This New Translation App Might Save Your Trip.
These are the 10 most important languages of the future for British people.
Can the language you speak in really affect the way you think?
Internationalization, Localization, and Translation: What’s the difference?
Foreign languages rated as useful by employers.
The benefits of a bilingual brain.
How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators.
These are Europe’s most useful second and third languages.
Can a Second Language Help You Learn a Third?
How to Prepare Your Content Marketing for a Global Audience.
Just how effective are l anguage learning apps?
Proportional Map of the World’s Largest Languages.
How to learn more than 30 languages, from the experts that can speak them all.
3 Myths About Language Fluency People Still Believe.
5 top industries for new jobs over the next 5 years.
Is Translation an Art or a Math Problem?
The more languages you study, the harder the question becomes: “ How many languages do you speak?”
The digital language barrier: how does language shape your experience of the internet?
This great video explains the limits of Machine Translation.
Video is a very effective means of content marketing. But in addition to translating content, you also need to revise it to maximize the appeal to other cultures and to minimize the risk of offending them.
13 rules for mastering a new language in just a few short months.
Independent review of the standards in the framework for the delivery of interpreting and translation.
Only 7 percent of college students in America are enrolled in a language course.
The Biggest Challenge for Regulators That No One’s Talking About: Translation.
This week, a conference in Riga focused on putting multilingualism at the heart of the digital single market. The objective it to develop policies and technologies that make it possible for an online shopper to search in their mother tongue and find the best and cheapest item or service in other countries too.
11 Tips for Making Your Content International.
“ Multilingual people are not natural translators and interpreters.”
Are S ocial Media’s Benefits Getting Lost in Translation?
Multilingual people are not all translators and interpreters: “Why I Hate Interpreting and Translating”.
23 maps and charts on languages, from the history of English to the rise and fall of the semicolon.
Export terminology can be daunting: five key terms explained.
Nine ways to use language skills to get a job and boost your career.
Money, dream jobs, a better brain: why everyone should learn a second language.
We take for granted that learning a new language “ in the wild” is the most beneficial option, but why it that?
The great translation face-off: Human -v- Machine.
Our 5-minute guide explains the difference between simultaneous and consecutive interpreting.
Britain’s language skills deficit is threatening its diplomatic influence.
According to language experts, you can learn basic communication skills in weeks and master the basics of a foreign language in a few months. Find out how to learn a language quickly.
Top Ten Truths about Working in Court – A court interpreter shares her experience.
Many of us believe that we don’t need to bother with foreign languages. Not only do we miss out on much cultural interaction as a result, we may also be harming our own job prospects.
Anthea Bell, translator of the Asterix comics and hero of all pun lovers, writes for BBC about the value of translation.
Do you get translation and interpreting mixed up? We explain the difference.
Won in translation: the value of a good translation.
6 reasons to centralise translation. “Leaving translation up to your distributors might stop your international growth before it even begins.”
4 tips to help you learn another language on a budget.
Most employers see languages as beneficial. These 10 podcasts will help you improve your skills.
Although humour really is a universal language, translating jokes can be a challenge. Here is how great translators tackle it.
Do real-time translation apps really work? Not quite yet, according to this experiment.
How to use your language skills to enhance your employment opportunities? Find valuable advice in this Q&A.
Technology may not replace human translators, but it will help them work better.
What is localization and why do you need it? Find the answers here.
What skills got people hired in 2014? Foreign language translation is in the top 10.
When brands cross borders – A brand name that works well in one country won’t necessarily work well in another one.
Interpreting for the courts: a brief overview of some issues relating to translating and interpreting for the judiciary.
Nearly every week we hear about a new translation app. This article explains how they can be useful to your business.
Leaders and executives seeking to build and manage international business relationships need to acknowledge and understand cultural differences
Nearly two-thirds of firms have a need for foreign language skills.
Localization is crucial to succeeding in new markets, and translation is only the tip of the iceberg.
This article demonstrates why high-quality, accurate translation is so important!
Researchers have found that the language you speak can directly affect your future. Speakers of Japanese, German and Mandarin are more likely to be healthy and wealthy as they age. And it might be all down to the emphasis that certain languages put on the future. Click below for the full article…….
Although English is the most widely spoken language in the world, it still falls short in a few areas. Ever wished there was one concise word for ‘a face badly in need of a fist’ or that euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love? We might need to borrow these from some other languages……