Why Translating Slang is “On Fleek”

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Everyday there seems to be a new slang word or phrase that becomes the trendy thing to say. As crazy as it may sound, it’s essential for translators to be able to transmit slang, regional sayings and other common phrases in documents. It’s also important to note that certain slang phrases are understood and/or used by different demographics. So, while ... Read More

The Role of Language Services During Political Campaigns

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Unbeknownst to some, foreign language services play a large role in political campaigns and elections. As millions of Americans rush to the polls on Election Day, many will take advantage of mandated language services. It’s one thing to complete the grueling process of obtaining citizenship. Understanding how to vote, deciphering the forms and ballots is confusing enough for English speakers, ... Read More

Difference Between Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese

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Brazilian vs European Portuguese Portuguese may be the official language of Brazil, but it is not indigenous to the South American continent. The language actually stems from across the Atlantic, in Portugal. There are a few distinct differences in Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese, so if you have plans to travel abroad to Rio de Janiero for the 2016 Olympic ... Read More

NFL Goes International

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Most Diverse in NFL History The Miami Dolphins cheerleading squad is now the most diverse cheer squad in NFL history.  On August 3, the Associated Press reported that 36 women from 28 international cities in eight countries were selected for the Dolphin’s 2016-2017 cheer team. Will Language Be an Issue? The squad’s members represent eight countries and five languages. ... Read More

Diving into Language Barriers at the 2016 Olympic Games

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  Share this PostIn just a short while, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is expected to be a cultural “melting pot” when approximately 500,000 visitors from 200 countries will gather for the 2016 Olympic Games. This year, French is the official language of the Rio games as homage to the victims of the Paris terror attacks. With 99 percent of the ... Read More