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Language focus | 21.03.2018

Roads of Translation: Babel in Geneva

The Tower of Babel by Flemish master Abel Grimmer (1604, pictured) is a visual symbol for the fascinating exhibition, Roads of Translation, currently on display at the Fondation Bodmer in Geneva. Focusing on works collected by the Swiss bibliophile and scholar Martin Bodmer, the exhibition illustrates the role of translation as a channel for understanding…

Roads of Translation: Babel in Geneva

Language focus | 29.09.2017

International Translation Day 2017

For over 60 years, International Translation Day has been celebrated every year on 30th September. The date was originally chosen to mark the occasion as it is the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators. Set up by the International Federation of Translators (FIT), this annual celebration of all things translation has…

International Translation Day  2017

Language focus | 06.09.2016

Cultural Considerations: German Business Etiquette

Here at The Translation People, we know that the translations we provide for our clients are key to building long-lasting international relationships built on trust and respect. But how can you make a good impression when meeting your foreign clients in person? Here is the first article in our cultural considerations guide, with German business etiquette…

Cultural Considerations: German Business Etiquette

Language focus | 24.06.2016

The Hidden Benefits of Bilingualism

Everyone knows that being able to speak a foreign language makes you more employable, more culturally aware and – let’s face it – just a whole lot cooler than those who can’t. As research into the more scientific advantages of speaking another language has developed over recent years, researchers have unearthed a whole host of…

The Hidden Benefits of Bilingualism

Language focus | 07.06.2016

English – Still the Language of the Internet?

It’s a widespread belief that English is the dominant language of the online world. As English-speaking developers and inventors have largely been credited with inventing everything we know today as ‘the Internet’, and places like America’s Silicon Valley have always been the home of Internet giants and tech start-ups, the idea of English dominating online…

English – Still the Language of the Internet?

Language focus | 06.06.2016

Essential football phrases for UEFA Euro 2016

Euro 2016 is due to kick off next week in France and those lucky enough to have a ticket will be flocking to the grounds themselves, whilst others will be watching it in Fanzones or at home on TV. For those wanting to get into the swing of things and practise a bit of French, we…

Essential football phrases for UEFA Euro 2016

Language focus | 20.05.2016

Our favourite OED updates from March 2016

  The internet and social media have provided us with new platforms for everyday communication and it is particularly important for translators to keep abreast of new language usage. Much of the content required for translation is destined for the virtual world, from online advertising campaigns and press releases to multilingual websites, so keeping up-to-date…

Our favourite OED updates from March 2016

Language focus | 13.05.2016

Infamous Translations

At The Translation People we’re the first to shout about our quality. It’s our absolute priority and our highly qualified team of translators prides itself on delivering accurate and well written translations. But what happens when a translation isn’t quite right? We’ve all seen the funny signs and dodgy menus when on holiday, but a…

Infamous Translations

Language focus | 21.03.2016

The Translation People take part in the Language Show Live Scotland

Last weekend the Language Show Live Scotland was held over two days at the SECC in Glasgow. “The event for people passionate about languages”[1], the show provided a forum where exhibitors and visitors alike could celebrate all that languages bring from both a cultural and a commercial point of view. There were Language Taster Classes,…


Language focus | 20.11.2015

What’s the big deal about Oxford English Dictionary’s 2015 Word of the Year?

For years, The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has been publishing its Word of the Year, with lexicographers and Oxford University Press employees scrupulously reviewing the most commonly-used and up-and-coming words of the past 12 months to find their winner. With previous results including “simples” (2009) and “selfie” (2013), it’s easy to see how the winning…


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