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5 Quick Tips If Your Trip Is Lost in Translation

Travelzoo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Without linguistic mix-ups, I would perhaps never have tasted chicken-heart pizza in Brazil nor entered into a wager with a one-armed pool player from Italy (he beat me, if you must know). But there are times when all you want is to be understood.

British-American Translation

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Everyone knows the old saw, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "Britain and America are two countries, divided by a common language." Fortunately, there is a simple formula for translating between them: the British understate, while the Americans overstate.

Confessions of a Translator: The PEN Ten With Michael F. Moore

PEN American Center | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books
PEN American Center

I sometimes have to translate a sex scene, which makes me squeamish. I want to cover my eyes with my hands, but then I wouldn't be able to type.

Best Practice in Business

Stacey Cole | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Stacey Cole

The term 'best practices' can be a confusing one, but it can also be a limiting one if you don't pause to reconsider it on a regular basis.

Why So Many Translators Hate Translation Technology

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

It would seem that every professional translator on earth would be eager to use technology to streamline their work, speed up the translation process, and make their lives better. This is not always the case.

A Lesson About the Eastern Mindset

Stacey Cole | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Stacey Cole

Understand how your own thinking works and how those processes might be related to your own cultural background and upbringing. If you can see your own 'source code' you will have a much better chance of perceiving and understanding someone else's.

As the Internet Becomes More Global, Language Matters More than Ever

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

As more people come online in various parts of the world, leading businesses will remain in a constant race to keep up with the languages needed to reach the same percentage of potential customers they reach today.

Lost and Found in Translation

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

From my adult students, I hear hectic work stories and anecdotes about their spouses and children, and I've congratulated them on birthdays and babies. And yet, all of this takes place in my linguistic comfort zone, not theirs.

Beatlemania: Abbey Road, Language and English as a Second Language

Stacey Cole | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Stacey Cole

Abbey Road by The Beatles is not only a fine collection of rock music, it's also a popular tool in ESL classes because of its unique linguistic properties.

How to Write Software That Is Ready for the World

Brian M. Kelly | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Brian M. Kelly

Writing software that can easily be localized at a later stage isn't terribly hard, as long as you start with the end in mind. Use the following techniques to greatly minimize the amount of work required when you eventually take your software product global.

The Surprising Word That Doesn't Translate Into Other Languages

Michael Wood | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Michael Wood

The words and phrases that resist translation are often the difficult ones, visibly sedimented with history and shifting meanings. But one of the many...

The Benefits, Challenges of Establishing Intrapreneurship in Your Business

Phil Shawe | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Phil Shawe

It's quite a challenge to create a platform upon which entrepreneurial spirits can succeed and grow businesses and revenue within the structure of a larger organization.

Re-Appreciate Classic Literature: Learn Another Language

Benny Lewis | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Benny Lewis

Have you ever read Dante's Inferno? Don Quixote? How about Around the World in 80 Days, or Crime and Punishment? If you've read them, you know just how memorable and touching the experience of reading a literary masterpiece can be. But have you ever read them... in the original?

Why Machines Alone Cannot Solve the World's Translation Problem

Nataly Kelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

There is a beautiful simplicity in statistical machine translation, such as Google Translate. Essentially, the more data you have, the better the probability of a high-quality translation as an end result. But what do you do when you don't have enough data?

What You Need To Know About Choosing A Personal Trainer

Arin Gragossian | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Arin Gragossian

There are five aspects the average client needs to pay attention to when searching for a personal trainer.

William Weaver's Eco Chamber

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

William Weaver, the American dean of modern Italian literature, died last Tuesday in Rhinebeck, New York. Weaver ('Bill' to friends) was a musicologis...

All Will Be Well: The Radical Optimism of Julian of Norwich

Mirabai Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

For Julian, the good news is not merely the reward we will receive one day when we slough off this mortal coil and go home to God. Every moment is an opportunity to remember that we are perfectly loved and perfectly lovable, just as we are.

Review: I Know (Je Sais) by Ito Naga -- Observing Through Science and Poetry

David Kudler | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
David Kudler

We usually think of science and poetry as inhabiting very different parts of the human mind, of human culture. When an astrophysicist spends his days writing a book of poems called I Know (Je Sais), we might want to pay some attention.

Do You Speak A Second Language? HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.26.2013 | College

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduat...

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

Ella Frances Sanders | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Ella Frances Sanders

As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth." Here, illustrated, are 11 words whose concepts cannot be properly explained across cultures.

Ten Common Myths About Translation Quality

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

The world of translation can be a confusing place, especially if you're the one doing the buying on behalf of your company.

The Dalai Lama: 'This Century Should Be the Century of Love and Compassion'

Michaela Haas | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Sangye Khandro has translated and mastered some of the most profound Buddhist teachings. Born as a Mormon in Oregon as Nanci Gay Gustafson, she became one of the earliest Americans to explore the community of Tibetan refugees in North India in the early seventies.

Mobile Advertising Nearly Doubles Worldwide, Reaching $8.9 Billion

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

While it's true that many companies work with local creative agencies to develop targeted advertising that is unique to each market, campaigns that are launched globally with a cohesive central theme are not uncommon.

How to Order Foreign Foods

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.12.2013 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Why is it that the best restaurants are always French or Italian and you have to be able to speak those languages to order?

Cultural Beliefs and Global Marketing by the Numbers

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

Companies that sell their products and services internationally often underestimate the importance of being familiar with the target culture. More oft...