Fat Tuesday Celebrations Around the World

By Celine Imbaud Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. As Lent is a season of penance and strict self-discipline, Fat Tuesday in many countries has become a day of celebration before it begins. Here are some of the Fat Tuesday traditions from around the world. In England [...]

English and French, a match made in…Hastings?

By Celine Imbaud English is a Germanic language, but its native speakers will find it more difficult to draw parallels between it and its sister languages, German and Dutch, than for example speakers of Spanish and Italian, which are Latin-based languages where the connections are much more apparent. English is a Germanic language, but its [...]

The importance of translation in global business

In his recent address, the President of the United States laid out how the country could re-establish its standing in the world, including a heavy focus on education. He gave plentiful examples of the hard work and stringent requirements of other countries in the world for their education systems as the reason why those countries [...]

What are the differences between Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional?

This article is basically a Comparison between Simplified Chinese and the Traditional Chinese in the context of English to Chinese translation, and it’s only intended to provide some very basic information to people who are looking for Chinese translators but do not quite know much about the differences of the two variations. Simplified Chinese (or [...]

When simple translation isn’t enough

In business today, few would doubt the importance of the internet to their bottom line. The decreasing price of high-speed bandwidth plus the constantly growing options of mobile internet access has translated to positive growth of internet revenue. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census bureau, e-commerce accounts for $3.7 billion in shipments, [...]

Regional dialects in the American Southwest

New Mexico is home to me, as it’s where I spent most of my years growing up, and it’s always nice to be back here. However, when I first moved out here from the Bronx, you might say that there was an element of culture shock! For my linguistic brain, the language differences were often [...]