Latest Translation Goofs: The Japanese Metro

In the middle of March, the BBC reported that “Osaka's metro network has shut down its foreign language sites after users noticed some odd translations.” Apparently, people began noticing strange names for the rail lines and stations as listed in the BBC article: •         The Sakaisuji line became the “Sakai muscle” •         Dobutsuen-mae station became [...]

Good Communication Makes Good Business

HR specialist John Crowley writes that “cultural differences can cause professional misunderstandings…it’s actually one of the biggest challenges for international HR.” With more diversity in the workplace than ever before, HR specialists have their work cut out for them. Getting Everyone on the Same Page  Communication is of vast importance in any business, but it’s [...]

Top Languages To Broaden Employment Prospects

While a college education and job experience are common factors for employment, learning a second language just might give you the extra support you need to get a new job, a promotion, or a departmental transfer. The world is expanding; globalization is taking us to places we could not reach even 50 years ago. Many [...]

The Multiple Levels of Difficulty in Translation

We often judge pursuits and adventures by what we perceive to be their level of difficulty. For instance, one might believe that baseball is an “easy” sport to play due to the simplicity of the rules; hit the ball with the bat and run. Some people think that cooking is an easy pursuit because you [...]

Is It French French or Canadian French?

Does your business need French translation? If the answer is yes, our next question might be, what type of French are you looking for? No two languages are exactly the same, no matter how close they might sound. Even if they originated in the same location, there are differences that can change the entire context [...]

Translation is a Gender Fluid World

The world is changing, and people’s understanding is changing right along with it. It’s a non-binary world, with more than just “her and him” living in it. A person who is non-binary “may identify as gender fluid, agender (without gender), off the binary, or something else entirely” (verywellmind). As Medium describes gender fluidity, “Instead of [...]