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How does translation influence your company’s sales?

The main obstacle for 92% of consulted e-commerce companies is the importance of language in order to communicate with their international clients. This is one of the conclusions reached by the consulting firm Hexagone[1], a language specialist, after performing several analyses regarding the relationship between international sales and language. On…

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The evolution of language

Have you ever wondered how a new word comes about? A language reflects its speakers, and like them, it is continuously changing and evolving. A language needs new words to continue developing and to therefore stay alive. A new word arises from nothing other than need: with progress, we need…

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Sectors and content that need a professional translation

Whenever we mention that we work in the field of translation, often the first thing people ask is: “Do you translate books?”. Sure, while it’s true that literary works such as novels, stories, magazines, etc., are usually associated with translation, there’s a whole other world of sectors and content for…

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The pros and cons of machine translation

Machine translation, meaning translation that is done by computer systems (with or without human intervention) started being developed in the 1950s. To the extent that machine translation (MT) has improved, its use has increased. However, it wasn’t until free machine translation tools became available on the Internet (such as Google…

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Translation and marketing: the latest duo

Does your company market its products or services in other countries? Is it planning to do so? Then there are two aspects that you’ve most certainly considered already: the marketing techniques you’re going to use and your company’s Internet presence in the new market. Yet there’s also another aspect that…

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Why translation services are important in this day and age

If you ask yourself “what is translation?”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely the image of a text. Probably something printed from a book, a literary book, maybe a novel. It’s certainly true that, because of translations, we can go to a book store today and…

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Medical translation (II): impact of the MDR and IVDR on the translation of documents related to medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices

In May 2017, the European Commission published two new regulations: the Medical Devices Regulation – MDR (Regulation (EU) 2017/745) and the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation – IVDR (Regulation (EU) 2017/746). With the application thereof, Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC, on the one hand, and Directive 98/79/EC and Commission Decision…

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Medical translation: characteristics, requirements of medical translators and project management

Medicine is a common thread everywhere in the world, because in the end, health – especially these days – is at the core of our lives. Medical translation is a specialised scientific-technical branch that allows medicine to truly bring people together, given that it guarantees communication and the exchange of information.…

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Most frequent errors in machine translation

In this day and age, most people are familiar with the term “machine translation”, i.e., a translation done by a computer without human intervention. For example, when we don’t know what a word means in another language, we normally look up its meaning in Google Translate, which is just one…

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Movie title translations

What’s the main reason why we choose a film when we go to the cinema or when we’re going to have a “home movie” night? Obviously, there are many answers to that question: recommendations of friends, reviews, awards received, having seen the trailer, etc. Even still, we can’t overlook the…

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