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Purchasing Globally

  • July 31, 2008
  • by Dynamic Language

Recently at Dynamic, we’ve been talking a lot about globalization. What’s involved? What are the best ways to do it? How can we help our clients globalize their businesses effectively? We wrote about it in our newsletter last month (you can see the article here, or check out our past newsletters here) and we’ve been […]

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Typing Chinese Characters

  • August 12, 2008
  • by Emanuel Longo

The Straight Dope website re-posted a very interesting article from 1995 on how keyboarding works in the Chinese language. For a language that has more than 50,000 characters in their alphabet, that’s a great question.

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Pharmacies agree to translate drug instructions

  • November 26, 2008
  • by Dynamic Language

In New York, two major pharmacy changes have agreed to translate prescription drug instructions into the primary minority languages spoken by their customers. In our increasingly diverse society, the translation of necessary materials such as these is becoming more widespread, due to increased customer demand, and resulting legislation.

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xLingo Language Exchange is an online website that offers FREE tutorial practice for those seeking the thrill of learning a new language!

  • December 8, 2008
  • by Emanuel Longo

Sign-up for Free and have access to tons of language resources. All you have to do is click on the language you want and xLingo Language Exchange connects you to members available for tutoring. Video and Audio chat rooms are created to help you practice and because xLingo Language Exchange enables Skype set-up, you and […]

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FREE Language Instruction on iTunes

  • December 10, 2008
  • by Emanuel Longo

You can learn over 40 languages for FREE by downloading Podcasts on iTunes. There are currently 926 courses online and they range from Arabic to Yiddish. Language instruction is now as convenient as listening to your iPod or iPhone! If you need advice on how to use Podcasts, please click here for help.

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FREE Online Language Lessons through Seattle Public Library

  • January 5, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Seattle Public Library now offers FREE lessons in foreign languages without even leaving your computer! With the Library’s new database, Mango Languages, you have access to Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian and Mandarin Chinese lessons in the comfort of your own home. Also, Spanish speakers can use Mango Languages to learn […]

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New President Gives Hope for Languistically-aware Leadership””

  • January 29, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Common Sense Advisory recently released an article discussing potential 2009 steps that Barack Obama, the newly inaugurated 44th President of the United States, could take towards multilingualism. Being one of the listed Presidents to speak a second language following John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Hoover, Barack Obama is bi-lingual in Bahasa Indonesia, a language picked […]

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iPhone’s Newest Application: “Free Translator”

  • March 27, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Since the iPhone’s big release in the summer of 2007, Google has been persistent in providing reliable iPhone applications to support “a friendlier interface.” Their newest edition is the ‘Free Translator’ application which allows business partners, clients, and prospects to interact using various languages.‘Free Translator’ allows one individual to text a message in their “target” […]

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Dynamic Language Nominated for 2009 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) “Supplier of the Year Awards Program”,2009/04/20/dynamic-language-nominated-for-2009-minority-business-enterprise-mbe-“supplier-of-the-year-awards-program”

  • April 20, 2009
  • by Dynamic Language

Dynamic Language is up for a nomination at the 2009 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) “Supplier of the Year Awards Program.” For nearly 25 years, Dynamic Language has been providing top quality, reliable language translations and interpreting services for customers around the world. Clients and customers are the company’s number one priority and with a dedicated, […]

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Don’t forget to carry your thing””

  • May 5, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

The header represents an actual caution sign displayed in a Shanghai cab found by German author Oliver Radtke. China’s specific translation of English, or “Chinglish”, as referred by Radtke, has created quite a skeptic controversy in language translation.

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Spanish Translation: The Need of Neutral Language

  • May 14, 2009
  • by Dynamic Language

The Hispanic population has grown significantly within the last couple of years and so has the need for Spanish translation. However, meeting the needs for language translation in Spanish is a trickier process than one may think. According to an article put out by Chief Marketer, Chanin Ballance points out that “[s]poken in some 23 […]

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Garfield Goes Bilingual

  • May 14, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Uclick and Paws, Inc. have just released a new iPhone and iPod Touch app called Garfield y Garfield, which features more than 100 Garfield comics in English and Spanish.

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Automatic Email Translation for Gmail users!

  • May 20, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Gmail has just announced their integration of Google’s newest program: Automatic Translation Technology. Now you can receive emails in a language other than your own! It’s simple. All you need to do is enable “Message Translation” from the ‘Labs tab’ under “Settings”. You might not get the accuracy of sentence structure as you would with […]

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TAUS Launches Language Data Exchange Portal

  • June 5, 2009
  • by Dynamic Language

TAUS (the Translation Automation User Society) has launched the TDA language data exchange portal for public use. This means that members of the service can share their terminology bases and translation memory, and have access to the secure central database containing terminology from other members. This centralization should help to ensure consistency within industries, and, […]

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Unwanted Tourists Be Gone

  • July 1, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Those who travel or just enjoy taking pictures know that getting an unobstructed picture in a busy location isn’t easy. Chances are that three or four pictures will be taken just to get one that you settle on as being the “best” option to keep. For those of you that want that perfect picture, free […]

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It sounds like something from Star Trek…

  • July 13, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Simply talk into your mobile device and you will hear an audio interpretation back in another language? Sakhr Software just announced the release of a new mobile app for iPhone and Blackberry users, utilizing Mobile Speech to Speech (S2S) technology that will do just that for English-Arabic translation. According to the article in BusinessWeek, the […]

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Hear Me Sign

  • August 6, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community may soon have a new way to communicate with those that do not sign. The Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc. (IDRTA) has been conducting research on a device called the AcceleGlove, a “sensor-instrumented glove that can capture motion and position of hand and fingers then input […]

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Stop the translation!

  • September 4, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Don’t want your webpage auto-translated? Webmasters can enter codes to prevent GoogleTranslate from translating an entire webpage or just selected text within the webpage. This is especially helpful if you have product names, email addresses or text that is intended to remain in a selected language.

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Bridging Gaps in Emergency Preparedness

  • December 2, 2009
  • by Dynamic Language

Do you have a patient or client who is blind, deaf, hard of hearing or has limited use of their vision that has struggled with having proper accessibility in emergency situations? It is possible that they do not have access to resources on how to prepare when these disasters occur. Now you can assist!

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Apple Adds More Language Localization Options

  • December 15, 2009
  • by Dynamic Language

Apple tries to keep up with the demand and adds:

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A New Way to ‘Unify’ the Spanish Language

  • December 16, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Can we all speak the same no matter what region we’re in?

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Microsoft sets out to Localize Windows 7

  • December 30, 2009
  • by Emanuel Longo

Microsoft has decided to translate their new operating system, Windows 7 into 10 African languages. Some have wondered the reasoning behind this as they currently only provide this system in English and French. Microsoft responded with wanting to increase overall usage, more use of local languages online and also to fight software piracy.

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Popular Microblogging Service Localizes-Attracts Asian Users

  • January 4, 2010
  • by Dynamic Language

Everyone thinks Twitter when they think of microblogging, but watch for Plurk, a microblogging rival who has made quite a splash in Asian markets.

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Get Your Own Creations on the Apple App Store!

  • January 14, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Back by popular demand, Stanford University is offering a second chance to take part in their 10-week course, iPhone Application Programming. You can find class videos and copies of the slides on iTunes U.

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IBM Makes Impact on Language Barriers

  • January 15, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

IBM, a multinational company currently has 100 staff members working on project, “n.Fluent.” This is a new project that offers instantaneous translations across a wide array of platforms. They are currently working on a web interface that can automatically translate a web page when you type in a URL.

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Google Launches Translator Application

  • January 28, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Google this morning launched Google Transliteration IME- a desktop application allowing its users to type text in their language using a roman keyboard. Not quite all languages are supported yet, but fourteen are available today- Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Nepali, Tamil, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Marathi.

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Allerglobal Creates Multi-lingual Allergy Travel Cards

  • February 8, 2010
  • by Dynamic Language

Traveling can be difficult when you have allergies or intolerances, especially if you aren’t familiar with their foreign language. Allerglobal has created a simple card that assists with this transition by offering language-specific food allergy cards when dining out.

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Google Speech-to-Speech Translator On the Go

  • February 11, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Ever wonder if we can one day speak to foreigners via phones without any language barriers?

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Study says: Uncertified Court Interpreters Lead to Unjust Outcomes

  • February 11, 2010
  • by Dynamic Language

UWS Interpreting and Translation Research Group of Australia conducted a study on the influence court interpreters have and how creditable their testimonies are.

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Remote Interpreters Assist in Court

  • February 11, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Criminal hearings and trials are often suspended until a later date once they discover their witness or defendant needs an interpreter.

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Red Cross Bridges Language Barrier in Haiti

  • February 11, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Approximately 70 American Red Cross volunteers are currently in Haiti attempting to improve communication between medical staff and Haitian patients.

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Google Creates Mobile App to Translate Text from Photos

  • February 17, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Google’s Android is sweeping the phone market with its new technology. Google was demonstrating how the new software worked at the Mobile World Congress (MWG) in Spain this week.

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30th Anniversary for Port of Seattle and China

  • February 22, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

We came across some interesting facts about the Port of Seattle in a Press Announcement which went out recently as the Port marks the 30th anniversary of its relationship with number one trade partner, China. China’s trade relationship with the Port of Seattle began in 1980. 20 years later, Washington’s trade with China grossed $13 […]

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Forgotten Languages

  • February 26, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Did you know that half of the languages spoken around the world today are expected to die out by the end of the 21st century? That’s a sad fact reported in The Independent this week.

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Improve Your Foreign Language Through Music

  • March 1, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Imagine learning a new foreign language by simply singing along to your favorite Guns N’ Roses or James Blunt song. Soon, you can forget traditional memorization methods. Through the new website, Lyrics Training, you can improve your skills or experiment with a new language.

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LangLadder Aids Foreign Language Students with Reading and Vocabulary‎

  • March 18, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Firefox: LangLadder is a smart Firefox extension designed to aid you with your foreign-language studies, teaching you vocabulary and improving your reading skills.

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Machine Translation Introduced to Office 2010

  • March 31, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Microsoft is playing all their cards in the world’s largest game of automatic machine translation.

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Speak Your Pets Language

  • April 1, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Google not only tries to close the gap between language barriers with humans but also the strenuous barriers between humans and animals!

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UPCOMING EVENT: Washington State Nonprofit Conference

  • April 14, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Dynamic Language is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 16th Annual Washington State Nonprofit Conference on April 29th 2010 at the Meydenbauer Center, in Bellevue, WA.

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Great iPhone Apps for Travelers

  • April 21, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

As you’re probably aware, European air travel has recently been derailed because of the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Luckily, the effects of volcanic ash are already dissipating, and people are making plans to travel the world. We have identified some of the most innovative and useful iPhone applications for business travelers, and vacationers. Useful […]

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Foreign Service Institute’s Language Courses Available Free Online

  • April 27, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

[Re-post from lifehacker.com]

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iPhone App Turns Phone into Double-ended Language Translator

  • May 6, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Trying to communicate in a foreign language can feelmore awkward than fast dancing during a slow song at a middle school dance. No one really understands what is going on, and everyone just wants to be over. The iPhone’s newest translation app will hopefully make awkward foreign language encounters go over a bit more smoothly. […]

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Translate Microsoft Documents without Losing Formatting

  • May 13, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Watch out Google – there is a new player up to bat and they are looking for a home run. Google’s success in the area of translation has been well documented. However, a new player – DocTranslator – has set their sights on an area that Google’s translation tools don’t cover yet: translating Microsoft Office, […]

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Dynamic Partners with Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA)

  • May 19, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

In today’s society, cultural differences and language barriers can make it difficult to communicate. In the healthcare industry, in particular, communication errors can be both costly and potentially deadly. According to a new study, “many Spanish-speaking people in the United States receive prescription instructions from the pharmacy so poorly translated that the medications are potentially […]

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Cellictica Heads Speech-to-Speech Translation App

  • May 24, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

With translation technology taking off, an internet enabled cell phone is all that is needed to bridge the language gaps encountered in everyday life.

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Embrace the Country’s Diverse Immigrant Population

  • June 14, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

At Dynamic Language, we pride ourselves on our native translators and interpreters. Imagine our disappointment upon learning that English speakers with foreign accents were discriminated against in the same way people are discriminated against based on ethnicity and race—even those with exceptional grammar!

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Saving extinct and endangered languages!

  • June 30, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

What happens to a language when the last fluent speaker dies? Unless someone has taken the time to record it or to pass it on, the language will be considered extinct. Currently, two languages in the United States are actively dealing with this dilemma. How far would you go to save a dying language?

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Computers that could replace human jobs

  • July 2, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Would you trust medical advice from a computer? Chances are you already do if you use websites such as WebMD and Healthline. Artificial intelligence brings us one step closer to a future only seen in movies. It has progressed impressively in the past few years, with computers now available in some doctors’ offices to greet […]

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Reasons to learn a new language

  • July 29, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

It is logistically impossible to learn every language on the planet (there’s ~6,900 of them), but learning one or two more may help you in the long run. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that one’s native tongue affects the way he or she sees and interprets the world.

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Spice up summer with international cuisine

  • August 5, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Want to spice up your summer? Literally? Cook up international flavors using recipes from epicurious.com, a website “for people who love to eat”. Its international section is filled with recipes inspired by different regions of the world!

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Patent approved for Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor

  • August 10, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Gamers using Microsoft’s Xbox 360 may no longer need handheld controllers to play certain games, thanks to the company’s newly patented Kinect motion sensor. The technology is strangely reminiscent of “1984,” in which Big Brother—with the help of TVs—knew everything people were doing…but let’s not think about it that way. Instead, let’s focus on the […]

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Dynamic Language ranks on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list

  • August 24, 2010
  • by Dynamic Language

Dynamic Language has been included in Inc. Magazine’s 2010 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country! This is our third consecutive year on the list, and at position #3,719, we’ve come a long way from our 2008 ranking.

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WASCLA shows you how to enhance access to language

  • August 31, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

The 2000 U.S. Census indicated that 14% of Washington residents speak a language other than English at home. Although the 2010 results have not yet been announced, it’s safe to say that the percentage has increased in the past decade.

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Learn good international business etiquette

  • September 20, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Business travel has begun to rebound from its low mid-recession numbers, with the U.S. Travel Association estimating a 7 percent increase in spending this year. Likewise, an increase in international business travel is sure to follow.

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Avoid costly translation mistakes in marketing

  • September 23, 2010
  • by Dynamic Language

It’s time to take advantage of your global presence and expand your marketing efforts outside your borders.

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A new language discovered, two dead languages revived

  • October 7, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

If this week has proved anything, it’s that the age of exploration is all but over! So much has happened that I decided to condense three stories into one post.

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Apple launches online Apple Store for China

  • October 28, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

In recent years, Apple has maintained a strong presence in the U.S. market for desktop and laptop computers, mobile phones and music players, but until this week, it had yet to cater to the world’s most populous market online. On Tuesday, that all changed when Apple announced the launch of its online store for China […]

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Wordfast now supports iPhone, other mobile devices

  • November 2, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

A couple of months ago, I told you about Wordfast Anywhere on the iPad, which allows anyone with a web browser to translate text and form Translation Memories, for free! Well, it’s now safe to say Wordfast has been busy lately; they recently announced the launch of a Wordfast app for the iPhone. Don’t have […]

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Inc. Magazine unveils U.S.’s best customers

  • November 9, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

The United States is known as a large importer of products, but our exporting numbers are still quite impressive. Inc. Magazine just unveiled the country’s best customers–those countries that import our products in abundance–ranked by the amount of money they spend each year. This list is just another reason why translators and interpreters are so […]

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Zulu language hits national newsstands for the first time

  • November 11, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Zulu language [zoo-loo] -noun 1. A language of South Africa, spoken as a first language by approximately 10 million. It became one of the country’s 11 official languages in 1994. This little-known—but widely spoken—language has been receiving a large amount of publicity lately.

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Perks of being an interpreter or a translator

  • November 23, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

We’ve talked previously about the skills needed to seamlessly change content from one language into another. What benefits do these talented linguists get for their hard work? I decided to compile a list:

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How to avoid international traveling faux pas

  • November 30, 2010
  • by Dynamic Language

Don’t eat with your left hand in India. Don’t stick your chopsticks into your food. There certain things everyone knows not to do abroad. You may have preliminary knowledge of what to avoid, but would you be ready for a last-minute overseas social gathering or business meeting?

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State-funded medical interpreters at risk in WA

  • December 14, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Since Washington residents voted in November to reduce taxes, the state legislature has been scrambling in special sessions to cut budgets even further, reaching into education and health care programs once again — and this time, interpreter services may be affected.

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Language acquisition proven possible for everyone!

  • December 15, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

No more excuses: it seems anyone can learn a new language! What many people swear is impossible for them has just been proven possible by Cambridge neuroscientists.

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A small business guide to going global

  • December 21, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

I love reading about companies expanding globally. And with the Internet so widely used, it’s now easier than ever to reach customers on other continents. Even small businesses can take a slice of the international pie—even if it’s just a sliver!

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2010 Recap: 12 months of language-related news

  • December 23, 2010
  • by Dynamic Language

One year into the second decade of the millennium, translation technology seems to have a promising future. From new smartphone apps to newly discovered languages, here’s a recap of language-related news in 2010. Enjoy!

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A new global health plan for a new year

  • January 4, 2011
  • by Dynamic Language

    In the past decade, Seattle has developed into a center for global health, thanks in large part to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other members of the Washington Global Health Alliance.

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Swype transforms touch screen keyboards

  • January 7, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Remember when people sent more phone calls than text messages? The way we communicate has changed drastically in the past 15 years, thanks to people like Cliff Kushler.

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Stay safe in the event of bad weather

  • January 11, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Extreme weather has hit many areas of the U.S. this season with frequent snowstorms, floods and landslides over the last couple of months. Whether you live on the East Coast or in our very own Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably experienced some rough weather recently!

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Google embraces fictional languages

  • January 19, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

From Newspeak (George Orwell, “1984”) to Bork, bork, bork! (The Muppets) to Simlish (The Sims), invented languages are everywhere!

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Monroe firefighters take Spanish classes

  • January 27, 2011
  • by Dynamic Language

Responding to an emergency can be tough when you can’t understand the person who’s injured or in peril.

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Companies invest in Livemocha language-learning

  • February 8, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Your company asks you to be proficient in a foreign language…what do you do? For Rakuten employees in Japan, the answer is “learn the language”. As a result of opening offices in the U.S., Rakuten decided to change its language of business to English, a language all its employees must now learn within two years.

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What’s new: a recap of language-based iPhone apps

  • March 1, 2011
  • by Dynamic Language

iPhone app developers are on a roll! It seems we’re introduced to a new translation app every week, and the month of February was no different.

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Another occupation encourages language-learning

  • March 15, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Some careers need people to know more than one language–translators and interpreters for example. But most companies don’t require it; knowledge of a second or third language is simply a small advantage in the workforce.

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How to tap into untouched foreign markets

  • April 6, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

What could be stopping companies from exporting their products? In an article on How to Get Your Small Business into the Export Game, the statistics show that more U.S. businesses could afford to dip into the global marketplace. While “95 percent of the world’s customers live outside the U.S.,” only 1 percent of American companies […]

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Extract and translate scanned PDFs in Wordfast Anywhere

  • April 28, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

The ability to use translation memories through the Internet has made translation more accessible than ever. Translators are no longer required to purchase software to aid them in translation and translation consistency.

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Nonprofit organizations could benefit from language services

  • May 3, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Here at Dynamic Language, we’re looking forward to the Washington State Nonprofit Conference on May 6 in downtown Bellevue!

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Seeking spelling errors in public places

  • May 6, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Working for a language services provider can bring out your inner language nerd.

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Video Game Localization: What the gaming industry should consider

  • May 19, 2011
  • by Dynamic Language

Approximately two-thirds of paying gamers would like to have their games localized. So as a gaming company, wouldn’t you seriously consider the benefits of giving potential customers what they prefer?

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Google shuts down use of Translate API by developers

  • June 1, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

We’re constantly talking about all the new iPhone apps with translation capabilities. Many of these have used Google’s machine translation technology to give the public access to on-the-go translation. However, the overuse of Google’s API has caused the web giant to take steps to limit the public’s free access.

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Interpreting concerts and music into American Sign Language

  • June 3, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Have you ever been at a conference, school event or presentation and found yourself riveted by the American Sign Language interpreter’s intricate hand and arm movements? Imagine seeing a song interpreted into ASL.

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An assortment of language-related news from around the web

  • June 27, 2011
  • by Dynamic Language

We’ve seen some great language-related blog posts around the web lately, so we thought we would share some of them with you. Here are a few that have caught our attention:

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SKCHS honors Dynamic with 2011 Human Services Award

  • July 1, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Language Services is an interesting and rewarding field. Despite the fact that every translation project and interpreting appointment follow the same basic steps, the work is continuously changing. You might work on clothing labels one day, medical appointments the next and community social awareness posters the day after that. Throughout, however, we work hard to […]

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What to remember when using translation to attract more customers

  • July 11, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

We’ve said this before: People aren’t likely to buy goods and services in a language they don’t understand.

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Translation and Language: Technology Round-up

  • August 2, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Stay safe Google has made its 2-step verification process for all Google accounts available in 40 languages and in more than 150 countries!

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Sendai’s annual festival incorporates Messages for Japan

  • August 18, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

In April, we told you about Messages for Japan, a website that allows people to write messages in their own language and have them translated into Japanese, all powered by Google Translate.

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Dynamic Language ranks #4003 on Inc.’s list of 5000 fastest-growing companies

  • August 29, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Dynamic Language made Inc. Magazine’s list of 5000 fastest-growing companies for the fourth consecutive year! A big thank you goes out to all of our clients, our contractors and our in-house team, who made it possible for Dynamic to find a place on the list yet again. We ranked a little lower than our 2010 […]

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Ethical practices: A necessity in the interpretation industry

  • September 12, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Translators with the American Translators Association have a code of ethics. Interpreters with Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services have their own code of ethics.

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The Seattle Times features 2010 Census data

  • September 16, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

The Seattle Times has placed all of their census-related stories and features into a nice package for everyone to enjoy. With the release of population, race and age data by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Times has made an interactive map of Washington and four of its counties (King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap).

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Train your ear to understand a foreign language

  • September 23, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

We’ve talked in the past about how to supplement your language classes at home, taking full advantage of free and easy-to-use resources.

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How to stay motivated when working from home

  • October 19, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

I am constantly impressed by freelance translators who work from home daily. With occasional at-home work and a side gig at a non-profit, I have needed to build a system that allows me to work at home more efficiently. But doing so on a daily basis can bring about a number of challenges.

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One size does NOT fit all when translating for Spanish market

  • November 10, 2011
  • by Dynamic Language

More than 16 percent of the United States population is of Hispanic origin, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The number of people who identify as Hispanic went up from 35.3 to 50.5 million since the last census in the year 2000. Many companies have capitalized on this already by addressing this growing segment of […]

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Ethical practices: The importance of honesty and quality in the translation industry

  • December 9, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

You may remember my blog post on ethical practices in the interpreting field. Well, I promised you that I’d be back with another installment on ethics, so today’s focus will be on translation.

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Beginning a new year at Dynamic Language

  • January 6, 2012
  • by Emanuel Longo

It’s the start of a new calendar year, and what has the first week of the year taught us? That we’re just as busy as ever!

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Is Machine Translation Leading to Lower Translation Standards?

  • January 24, 2012
  • by Emanuel Longo

Just as calculators have been blamed for children’s lack of math skills, could it be that Machine Translation (MT) is to blame for some questionable translation practices? And does MT cause people to have unrealistic expectations for their translation projects?

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In translation, Time and Quality have a positive correlation

  • March 1, 2012
  • by Emanuel Longo

It should come as no surprise that in translation, the more time you spend on a project, the better the result. Yes, there can come a moment while proofreading when you’ve spent so much time on a project that it all starts to look the same, or you start second guessing yourself and begin editing […]

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Microsoft software translates speech, into your voice

  • March 14, 2012
  • by Emanuel Longo

  There may soon be a way to speak 26 languages without stepping foot inside a classroom or cracking open a textbook. Researchers at Microsoft have found a way to learn the sound of your voice and use that in conjunction with machine translation to make the translated audio sound just like you!

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Making your company’s Core Values part of the everyday

  • April 12, 2012
  • by Emanuel Longo

Responsiveness, courtesy, professionalism, congeniality, effort, humility… Can you state your company’s core values?

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Dynamic Language receives Small Family Business of the Year award

  • November 30, 2012
  • by Dynamic Language

Walking into the office this morning, it was hard to miss the “Congratulations” balloon bouquet and the makeshift banner reading “Thanks for all your hard work! We won!” We soon found out what all the excitement was about: Dynamic Language was honored by Seattle Business Magazine with the 2012 Small Family Business of the Year […]

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A few congratulations are in order…

  • May 21, 2013
  • by Emanuel Longo

We are proud to announce that Dynamic Language was recently honored with two awards!

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Transcreation: Bringing Ad Content to Life

  • June 6, 2013
  • by Emanuel Longo

Generating ad content that resonates with your target audience can be a daunting task in your own language. When adapting it to another language, the process becomes even more challenging due to colloquialisms, puns, cultural differences, etc.

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Dynamic Review: iTranslate Voice version 2.0

  • July 24, 2013
  • by Emanuel Longo

Version 2.0 of Sonico Mobile’s popular app iTranslate Voice released early July, and it boasts a few swanky improvements to keep users satisfied.

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Dynamic Language ranks on Inc. Magazine’s list of the year’s 5000 fastest-growing companies

  • August 22, 2013
  • by Dynamic Language

Dynamic Language has had a fantastic year so far: along with receiving some wonderful accolades earlier in the year, we are very proud to announce that Dynamic has just been named to the Inc. 5000 honor roll for the sixth year in a row!

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Sandy Dupleich Joins the KCSARC Board of Directors

  • September 3, 2013
  • by Emanuel Longo

Recently Sandy Dupleich, our Executive Vice President, was asked to join the Board of Directors for the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. KCSARC is a very reputable, well established nonprofit in the Seattle area, and it is a great honor for Sandy to be welcomed into the group! Sandy’s new position gives us the […]

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Advantages to Using a Smaller Language Service Provider

  • October 9, 2013
  • by Emanuel Longo

Brian McConnell, a writer for the Globalization & Localization Association, wrote a wonderful piece entitled “Choosing The Best Translation Technology For Your Company.” In it, McConnell wrote the following:

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How to Conquer SEO Localization

  • October 15, 2013
  • by Dynamic Language

You’ve established a successful SEO process and are looking to start an international campaign. Fantastic! We must warn you: this may require more work than you did for your original campaign. To be successful, you must research and create content for every country you target. For those looking to start an international SEO campaign, here are […]

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How Dynamic Translations Support the Local Community

  • April 29, 2014
  • by Dynamic Language

It is estimated that about 8.1% of the United States population cannot speak, write, or understand English. With the current US population count estimated at 3.16 million people, that means almost 25,280,000 people need assistance in understanding English.

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Language Learning with WeSpeke

  • July 24, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

In May, Adweek posted an article about language learning that we absolutely loved! We recommend you read the full article, but here’s a quick summary: a school in Brazil connected young teens who wanted to practice English with elderly Americans in retirement homes looking for a little companionship. Below is a video featuring some of […]

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Is Machine Translation a Good Idea For Business Content?

  • July 31, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

Machine translation (MT) has evolved into something very unexpected. The last few years have seen a dramatic jump in the technology that affords businesses the opportunity to use machine translation to save time and money.

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Mistranslation in the Medical Device Industry Leads to Lawsuits

  • August 7, 2014
  • by Dynamic Language

Litigation happens. It’s a simple truth when doing business, that no matter how tight and orderly your company’s processes are, mistakes happen, and litigation can happen as well.  

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What is a Translation Management System and Why Should You Care?

  • August 14, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

What is Translation Management? A translation management system or a global management system is a software suite that “manages” translation automation. The idea of these systems is to take the mundane tasks of processing and tracking translation projects (repetitive work) and leave that to software, while the “human” work like cultural interpretation is left up […]

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Localization Best Practices: International vs. Standard English

  • August 28, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

What if you are trying to communicate with a country that uses English as an official language? Or you are using English to speak with people in the business world? Your work is done, right? Think again, comparatively there are significant differences with international vs. standard English.  Here is a breakdown of those differences and […]

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Inbound Marketing Series Part 1: Marketing via Multilingual Websites

  • September 2, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

We start this inbound marketing series with a look at how inbound marketers can prepare a website for expanding into a foreign speaking market. Whether you want to target Spanish speaking communities, expand across Central and South America or tap into a new audience on the other side of the world, there are some fundamental […]

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Shifting left: A localization best practice

  • September 25, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

  Taking localization into consideration earlier produces results The race to the finish line—it can be stressful, for any kind of project. Hiccups at the last minute can lead to stress for anyone, so preventing errors and misunderstandings early on in the project timeline is quite important.

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Two Common Misconceptions about Translation and Localization

  • November 10, 2014
  • by Dynamic Language

Many companies are convinced that to localize their product or service means to simply translate related marketing materials. However, in the majority of cases, just translating is not enough.

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Smartling Manages and Delivers Professional Translations

  • November 25, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

Smartling’s new approach to localization takes the translation industry by storm After securing $25 million in venture funding back in May, Smartling raised more than a few eyebrows in the translation industry, especially after securing partnerships with well-known companies like Spotify, British Airways, SurveyMonkey and Tesla. In this blog series we’ll take a look at […]

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Smartling’s Global Delivery Network Automates Website Localization

  • December 1, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

The second major component of the Smartling translation technology platform is the Global Delivery Network. This could be more aptly named “website localization on the fly”. The Smartling platform connects to your website and responds to requests for localized pages. When users send these requests, the platform is able to detect not only the language being […]

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8 Challenges for Companies Going Global?

  • December 9, 2014
  • by Dynamic Language

Going global is usually a worthy endeavor, but it does bring with it some challenges. If you are interested in taking your business global, it is crucial you have a plan in place to address some of the main hurdles you will need to overcome to succeed.  We’ve outlined 8 main challenges for companies going […]

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Skype Releases Skype Translator” – Translation Technology”

  • December 17, 2014
  • by Emanuel Longo

For a long time, Skype has been a communication pioneer, and the company has often been considered the gold standard for online video/audio chat. When your company name becomes part of the daily lexicon of terminology (“shall we Skype later?”), then you know you’ve arrived.

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What Are The 7 Benefits of Going Global

  • December 19, 2014
  • by Dynamic Language

Have you been thinking about taking your business global? If executed properly, globalization can bring your organization many benefits. Here are seven of the most common advantages involved with expanding your business on an international scale: 1. New Revenue Potential By taking your business global, you get access to a much larger base of customers. […]

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Typical Problems When Providing Interpreter Services At An Event

  • January 14, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Conference interpreter services may not be the first thing you think about when planning an event, however there are several things relating to interpreter services that could go amiss and cause significant problems for your event if not planned correctly. Whether they happen as a result of your interpreters not being sufficiently skilled in the […]

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5 Website Localization Best Practices

  • February 12, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Are you hoping to customize your website so it will read naturally to customers in new global markets? Sounds like you’re ready to embark on the website localization process! The two fundamental elements of website localization are programming expertise and a combination of cultural and linguistic knowledge. Whether you have an eCommerce site, a blog, […]

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Top 10 Markets for Gaming App Localization

  • February 17, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Gaming applications are wildly popular these days, thanks to significant increases in both the accessibility and performance of mobile devices around the world. If you are a developer planning to launch your app in new markets, you first have to localize your application to adapt to the language and tone of that target audience. It’s […]

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Marketing Localization: Buyer Behavior in Global Markets

  • February 24, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The process of localizing your products and services for different countries and regions is critical to realizing the potential value of your target market. Market research company, Common Sense Advisory, has found that among global customers, “75% prefer to buy products in their native language”. North American companies have invested in targeted marketing strategies and […]

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Website Localization: 6 Ways to Expedite Your International Launch

  • March 3, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Launching a localized website is an exciting time for an organization, as it represents future international growth. It can also turn into a long, drawn-out process if you aren’t careful! If you are hoping to get your localized website up and running as quickly as possible, there are a few things you can do to […]

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What is Transcreation?

  • March 5, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Localization and transcreation are two “buzz words” in the language industry, and both services serve an important role for companies who want to communicate with customers in new regions across the globe. Depending on your needs, your marketing content may benefit from one technique more than the other, so let’s take a look at the […]

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The ICC 2015: Learn What Intelligent Content Can Do for You

  • March 10, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The 2015 Intelligent Content Conference (ICC) is coming to San Francisco, and it promises 3 days of case studies, workshops, panels and peer connections. Dynamic Language will be exhibiting at the ICC from Monday, March 23rd to Wednesday, March 25th. The ICC is an annual gathering of the best and brightest content professionals on the […]

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Effective Content Strategy Incorporates Intelligent Content

  • March 12, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Intelligent content is not something that everyone understands, yet it could be the single biggest recent development in the way that information is managed and presented, particularly by companies that have larger content management needs. What Is Intelligent Content? Content (text, images, etc.) that is created in a way that does not limit it to be […]

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Agile Framework for Content and Translation

  • March 25, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The agile methodology is a method of managing a project where many different tasks are completed at the same time in short bursts or “sprints”, as opposed to the traditional waterfall method where they are completed one after another. Agile is important to localization because it is one of the most common techniques used by […]

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Key Trends in International Marketing

  • April 10, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

International marketing trends have changed significantly over recent years. Thanks to the advent of the Information Age, today’s global marketplace is more connected than ever before. It is this connectedness that has led to a major change in the way that international brands market themselves. Companies that are looking to succeed in the new age […]

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Cultural Whisperers: How the Biggest Brands Do Global Marketing

  • April 13, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The biggest brands today did not grow to become successful by staying in a single market. However, prominent brands face their own unique challenges when it comes to global marketing. Let’s look at a few of the most recognizable brands in the world, the challenges they successfully overcame, and what agencies can learn from them. […]

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The 4 Biggest Pain Points for Global Brands

  • April 16, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The idea of international marketing brings about some tremendous challenges for agencies that serve global brands. Finding a way to connect a product or service with an international market is complex enough, but it can also be a challenge to manage the process of international marketing. These challenges are issues that global agencies frequently face. […]

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Why You Need a Language Services Company: Translations Gone Wrong

  • April 24, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The idea is an exciting one to think about: you are translating your brand’s marketing materials into a new language so that you can reach an entirely new set of customers in a different part of the world. Although your mind might be on the tremendous growth that could result from this expansion, you also […]

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How Retail Translation Differs from Other Types of Translation Services

  • May 8, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Translation services are very important in the retail industry. If you want your business to succeed on an international scale, then your website, as well as all of your packaging, marketing materials, and labels will need to be translated into all of the different languages that your consumers speak. Perhaps surprisingly, retail translation is distinct […]

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Do Your Labels Translate? Regulatory Requirements for Food Packaging and the Need for Translation Services

  • May 11, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

If you’re selling food, it’s very important to properly label all ingredients, nutritional information, etc. What does that entail? Well, it depends on what market you’re selling in. At the end of last year, the European Union enacted strict legislation regarding how food is labeled. This means that when exporting food products to be sold […]

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Global Markets & Global Websites – Infographic Series (part 1)

  • June 30, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Businesses and consumers today are better connected and more informed than ever before. When they set out to gather information about a product or service, they expect to find it online. The process of localizing your product or service and your website for different countries and regions is critical to realizing the potential value of […]

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Global Markets and Translation Services – Infographic Series (part 2)

  • July 1, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Businesses and consumers today are better connected and more informed than ever before. When they set out to gather information about a product or service, they expect to find it online. The process of localizing your product or service and your website for different countries and regions is critical to realizing the potential value of […]

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Global Markets and Purchasing Potential- Infographic Series (part 3)

  • July 2, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Businesses and consumers today are better connected and more informed than ever before. When they set out to gather information about a product or service, they expect to find it online.  The process of localizing your product or service and your website for different countries and regions is critical to realizing the potential value of […]

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Interpretation Certification Programs

  • July 20, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, today a record one in five Americans does not speak English at home. Of those 61.8 billion people, 41% (25.1 billion) report that they do not speak English very well. While interpreting has always been a necessary tool for international interactions, it is becoming increasingly important domestically. In addition, interpretation is a […]

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Translation Certification Programs

  • July 23, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

  Business is booming! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow by 46% from 2012 to 2022, which is far above the average projections for other careers.  As businesses globalize and adjust their products for new markets, translators are expected to be high in demand. Dynamic Language’s translation […]

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Pew Study Shows Increasing Diversity in US

  • July 31, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The Pew Research Center recently released an infographic and article showing the US counties where an ethnicity other than white was in the majority. This was the case in 364 counties, or 11.6% of the US. In other research, whites comprise less than half of the population in 19 of the 25 most heavily-populated counties. This is the […]

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The Origins of Summer

  • August 5, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

With August already in full swing, it is difficult not to contemplate the meaning of summer. At Dynamic Language, we cannot resist using cross-cultural and cross-linguistic comparison to analyze the origins of summer in different languages.

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‘Where is the Bathroom’ in German (and 18 other languages)

  • August 7, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

  If you need to know one thing when traveling in a different country where you don’t speak the language, it’s probably how to ask “where’s the bathroom?” When nature calls, you need to answer, after all. So here is a round-up of how to ask about the restrooms in 19 different languages — including […]

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Keeping Your Brand Message Consistent in Multilingual Inbound Marketing

  • August 18, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The global marketplace is full of opportunities for businesses to expand their reach and sell more of their goods and services. It may seem fairly simple to branch out into overseas markets and build on what you feel is the universal appeal of your brand, but there are many things to consider when marketing yourself […]

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Legal Language Requirements

  • August 26, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Translating a product has obvious benefits: reaching a greater audience, increasing revenue, and creating a global brand. However, in order to sell your product in some countries, you must comply with legal requirements on how your product must be translated or localized.

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Back to School Traditions Around the World

  • August 28, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Many countries around the globe have distinctive back to school traditions. Around the world, kids in many different countries have one thing in common: getting ready to go back to school. In the U.S., students have traditions like going shopping for new clothes or uniforms, school supplies and backpacks. Some families go on one last […]

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Get Your Global Inbound Marketing Gears In Motion

  • September 1, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Having a successful global marketing strategy can help grow your business. Basic inbound marketing techniques have been around for a while. Know your audience and the problems they have that you can solve, provide content that drives traffic to your site, use social media to engage people and widen the funnel, and optimize with SEO.

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SEO for Inbound Marketing when Going Global

  • September 4, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

It’s important to have targeted strategies for reaching global markets. When marketing in a country or countries that don’t speak the language you do, there are some important adjustments to make in order to let search engines know which countries and languages you are intending to target. A basic understanding of SEO can give you […]

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What Do They Drink in Spain? (and other parts of the world)?

  • September 6, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Tea, whether iced or hot, is the most popular drink worldwide besides water. Whether it’s to cool off on a hot day, to start a meal, or to enjoy some social time with friends, having a drink is a ritual that many people around the world relish. Here are some of the most popular top […]

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What Do You Say When Someone Sneezes in Germany (and 12 other countries)?

  • September 13, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

When in Germany, saying “gesundheit” is the proper way to respond to a sneeze. We’ve all grown up with the expectation that when someone sneezes it is only polite to say ‘bless you’. It’s a fairly universal reaction that has become almost automatic for most people. When you are traveling in other countries, however, you […]

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Fall Holidays in the USA and 7 Other Countries

  • September 19, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Fall makes people in the U.S. think of falling leaves and cooler weather.   In the U.S., fall is associated with brightly colored leaves, cooler weather, and harvest time. In other parts of the world, weather for these months may be hot (tropical locations), springlike (eastern hemisphere), or similarly cool. Various holidays take place in […]

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Legal Translation Services: Overcoming Language Barriers of International Adoptions

  • September 21, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

International adoptions involve lots of paperwork and documentation. International adoptions are complicated, time-consuming and expensive. They involve specific requirements and regulations that must be followed completely in order to have a successful adoption. Many of these regulations were made to protect children from fraud and abuse such as human trafficking. Adoption laws have become increasingly […]

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Reaching a Global Audience via Email

  • September 27, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Global email campaigns can be successful if you tailor them to the language and culture.   Done properly, an email marketing campaign is an effective way to communicate to interested parties about your goods and services. Successful email marketing drives visitors to your website, creates brand awareness, and converts visitors to purchasing or subscribing customers.

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How to Say Excuse Me in Spanish and 13 Other Languages

  • September 30, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

You can say excuse me to get someone’s attention. When visiting different countries, it can be difficult to talk to the natives when you don’t know the main language. Many people in other countries may speak some English, but some don’t, and others may look down on visitors who don’t bother to learn their language.

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Women’s Fashion Trends Around the World

  • October 3, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

In some places around the world, women like to wear bright, bold colors. Just when you think you’ve mastered the latest clothing styles, an overseas excursion can make you wonder if you’ll stand out like a sore thumb while walking the streets of a city very different from yours. Here are some fashion trends seen […]

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Legal Translation Services for Discovery Support

  • October 7, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Legal cases in other countries present difficulties with language. In legal proceedings, the discovery process is the way each side finds evidence and obtains information that the other side will be using in their case. Attorneys use various procedural devices during the discovery process including investigations and subpoenas. The discovery process can be important in […]

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7 Reasons You Need Legal Translation Services For Evidentiary and Financial Documents

  • October 14, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Financial documents may contain specialized language best handled by a skilled translator. Evidentiary and financial documents are official documents that deal with important matters – matters related to money or pending legal cases that could have serious consequences for the parties involved. When evidentiary and financial documents are presented in a language that you don’t […]

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Wedding Traditions in China & 5 Other Countries

  • October 20, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Double joy stickers used to decorate at Chinese weddings.   There are few cultural events that inspire as many traditions as marriage. In China, marriages used to be arranged by the parents of the bride and groom with the aid of a matchmaker. Although that practice is not often practiced today, some traditions from past […]

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First Birthday Traditions in China & 5 Other Places Around the World

  • November 2, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Chinese Zhuazhou ritual. Photo source: Flickr A baby’s first birthday is a special milestone. Parents around the world go to great lengths to celebrate this special day with different traditions. First Birthday Traditions in China The Chinese aren’t big on having birthday celebrations every year; instead, they focus on the 1st, 10th, 60th, and 70th. […]

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Avoid Risks: Professional Translation Services Can Protect You and Non-English Speaking Legal Clients

  • November 5, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Apparatus often used by a court interpreter. According to the latest census data, there are over 13 million people in the U.S. who don’t speak English well enough to communicate with legal counsel. These numbers have tripled in the last 30 years while overall population growth during that time has only been about 38%. Two-thirds […]

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The Meaning of Red and Other Colors Around the World

  • November 9, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Chinese weddings prominently feature the color red. Around the world, different colors can have very different meanings. Knowing what colors mean in different countries can help you decide what colors to use on websites targeted to particular countries or cultures. It can also help you understand what colors to avoid, as well as avoiding misunderstandings […]

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How Document Translation Services Fit In With Service of Process Abroad

  • November 13, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Figuring out how to serve process in a foreign country takes a little know-how. Serving process means delivering legal notice to someone which requires that person to appear in court. When you sue someone, you need to notify them legally that they are being sued and need to appear in court. In the U.S., serving […]

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Famous Museums in Paris and 4 Other Places Around the World

  • November 16, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Paris’s Louvre Museum at night. For those who enjoy art, a visit to a famous museum ranks high on the bucket list of things they would like to do in their lifetime. And for those with a travel budget, there’s no place in the world better than Paris, France to indulge your love of art […]

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Filing for Divorce in Another Country: Quick Solution or Big Trouble?

  • November 19, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Not all foreign divorce decrees will be recognized in the U.S. There are several reasons why a U.S. citizen might want to file for divorce in a foreign country. Most prominently, one or more parties to the divorce may be living in the foreign country, which may even mean that they have to file there. […]

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Beware! Precautions to Take When Buying Land in a Foreign Country

  • December 8, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

There are many considerations when buying property overseas. Many financial advisors are positively disposed toward the idea of buying land overseas as part of an investment strategy. In addition to diversifying your investments, it can also open a door to establishing residency in that country going forward. Having assets in a foreign country can make […]

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Interpreter Services Lead to Better Patient Care

  • January 2, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Using an interpreter can lead to better patient outcomes. When there is a language barrier between doctors and patients, it’s important to make sure both sides fully understand each other. In the arena of medical care, misunderstandings due to a language barrier can sometimes have dangerous–even fatal–consequences. When thirteen-year-old Gricelda Zamora was taken to the hospital with […]

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Does Your Medical Practice Welcome Diverse Patients?

  • February 3, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Professional interpreting services will help your entire medical team provide better care to patients. Working with diverse patients who have Limited Proficiency in communicating in English (LEP for “Limited English Proficiency”) presents some unique challenges for medical professionals. Understanding medical terminology and instructions can be difficult even without a language barrier, so it’s easy to see […]

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What the NCIHC Says About Healthcare Professionals & Interpreter Services

  • February 11, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Experts in healthcare interpretation services have found that qualified interpreters can improve the care for limited English proficiency patients.   The National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare is an organization dedicated to creating equal access to health care through accurate interpretation and translation. Besides advocating for interpretation rights for patients, the organization also provides training for interpreters. […]

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Professional Interpreters: The Key to Managing Potential Medical Mishaps

  • February 21, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

The population of the U.S. has become increasingly diverse. Approximately 57 million people in America speak a language other than English at home. That figure represents 20 percent of the population. Approximately 25 million are defined as being Limited English Proficient (LEP). Training the medical team on procedures for using interpretation services will help ensure quality care. […]

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The Pros and Cons of Software Localization

  • April 11, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

It’s second nature for us to proclaim the benefits of localization, but is there ever a downside to going global?  Software localization services are a net benefit for enterprises, but they can also have drawbacks which are seldom discussed. A recent article by the Common Sense Advisory found that while localization makes software attractive to foreign buyers, […]

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Compliance Alert! Keeping LEP Parents in the Loop

  • April 25, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 350 languages other than English are spoken in homes in the United States. Metropolitan areas have the largest populations of non-English or limited English speakers. For instance, the Bureau reports that in the Seattle Metro area, at least 166 languages are spoken at home, and 22 percent of […]

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Are Your Business/Academic Conferences Useful for All Attendees?

  • May 6, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Globalization has forever changed the world of business and academia. Every year, thousands of conferences are held, and many of these conferences have a truly global audience, with attendees and speakers from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Conveying your message to a multi-lingual audience requires skill and planning. How Globalization Spurs the […]

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Multilingual College Advertising & Financial Assistance Information: All Applicants Need to Understand

  • May 15, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Many colleges want to attract international students from various countries. According to the Institute of International Education, 975,000 international students are enrolled in colleges throughout the United States. The nation sending the most international students to the U.S. is China, followed closely by India and South Korea. Some popular subjects for international students to study […]

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Refugee Children and Educational Support: What You Need to Know

  • May 26, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

According to the U.S. State Department, since the year 1975, the U.S. has welcomed more than three million refugees across all 50 states. From 2006 through 2015, 622,169 refugees were resettled to the U.S. through the Refugee Admissions Program, and in 2015 alone, 69,933 refugees were resettled to America. U.S. classrooms today have students who speak […]

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Multilingual College Marketing: Making Your Value Proposition Clear

  • June 7, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

U.S. universities are seeing a record influx of international students. According to the“2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange”, the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 years, increasing by ten percent to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014-2015 academic year. […]

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Dynamic Language Featured in List of World’s 100 Largest Language Service Providers

  • July 7, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Dynamic Language Featured in List of World’s 100 Largest Language Service Providers July 7, 2016 – Research by Common Sense Advisory ranks Dynamic Language as market leader in language services Seattle, WA – July 7, 2016 – Dynamic Language has been ranked in the top 100 language service companies worldwide by Common Sense Advisory (CSA), an independent market research […]

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7 Considerations for a Tech Startup when Going Global

  • July 13, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

If your tech startup has had great success domestically, you may be eyeing international markets as the next step in your growth process. However, when you contemplate reaching a global audience with your product, there are some factors you must consider to make going global truly advantageous.Factor Number One: Timing Before embarking on any business […]

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Baby Name Translation

  • July 15, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Talk about a niche translation service. Today Translations, a British translation company will “certify” unusual baby names for ambitious couples who want exotic names for their children. For about $1,700, the company’s translators perform a baby name translation audit, providing parents-to-be with the meaning of their child’s name in over 100 languages.

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App localization… what could go wrong?

  • July 21, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

You’ve worked hard to build a successful tech startup with an app that is ready expand across borders.  Now you are faced with the next big decision – how will you handle the localization of your app and your marketing content for a global audience?

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6 Top Global Markets Your Company Should Target

  • August 1, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

The world is a big place, and companies looking at the possibility of expanding into the top global markets often find that thinking about going global is a lot easier than actually doing it. There is little doubt, however, that companies playing on a global field stand to reap significant rewards in terms of profitability when their […]

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Why Companies Struggle with Global Consumerism

  • August 8, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Companies that wish to operate on an international scale are lured by the prospect of global consumerism and potential growth in other countries. It is tempting to see the statistics of growth in other countries and want to expand into those territories. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has said that 95% of the world’s consumers now […]

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How To Take Your Software Global

  • August 9, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Marketing and selling your software to a multicultural, multilingual audience involves much more than simply finding someone who can translate your materials into multiple languages. Ideally, your language service provider will be a valued partner and excellent resource to ensure that your global expansion plans proceed smoothly and can walk you through how to take […]

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The Top Global Markets that American Businesses Should Target

  • August 16, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Dynamic Language partner Rick Antezana was recently a guest on the ‘Price of Business’ radio broadcast discussing translation services, global marketing and the markets American businesses should target when expanding globally.

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How Game of Thrones Translates Script for Worldwide Audience

  • August 17, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

When you tune in to Game of Thrones every week, your mind may not immediately turn to translation and localization. Game of Thrones translation references are pretty remarkable and much of the power dynamic in the plot has to do with knowledge of foreign languages and cultures. Game of Thrones translates the script in order […]

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2020 Olympics Prepare Language Services for Tourism Influx

  • August 17, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

As the 2020 Olympics creep closer, Japan is taking strides in adequately preparing the region for the influx of tourists from all over the world.  This influx of people will have an effect on several industries; some of which include: retail, transportation, hospitality and healthcare. Localization language services for tourism are most definitely on the […]

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Professional Interpreters Can Help Reduce Hospital Costs – Avoid Errors

  • August 25, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

A 9-year old Vietnamese girl suffering from an infection was rushed to the hospital by her parents and 16-year old brother. Her parents spoke primarily Vietnamese. The hospital failed to provide an interpreter at any point in the medical encounter, relying instead on the girl and her brother to interpret for the physician and parents.

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Stories that Prove the Importance of Translation and Localization

  • August 31, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

If you have come to the conclusion that expanding into international markets is the best way to increase revenues and drive business growth, you likely realize that there are several fundamental components of a successful global launch of your products. One of the most challenging of these components regards translation and localization of your product […]

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App Localization: International Keyboards and JavaScript

  • September 6, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

When you first dream of launching an app globally, the excitement of sharing your product with the world can sometimes blind you to the intricacies involved in the process. Regardless of how rose-colored your glasses are, however, taking an app global presents unique challenges which must be addressed. Why App Localization is Needed If you […]

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Translating Latin American vs European Spanish: Top 10 Differences

  • November 30, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

The most striking differences when comparing Latin American vs European Spanish come down to accent and pronunciation, but vocabulary and even grammar can be very different between the two. Here is our top ten list of the main differences.

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13 Unique Holiday Traditions Around the World

  • December 22, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

By clicking on the tree ornaments, you can discover what holiday traditions that country celebrates.

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Translation Vs. Localization Vs. Transcreation

  • January 5, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

We want to ensure that your translation project is all that you hoped for. Dynamic Language offers three distinct translation services; translation, localization and  transcreation.  Here is a breakdown of each so you can make informed decisions on what type of translation service will best suit the needs of your project.

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5 Ways to Help Struggling English Language Learners

  • January 9, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

English is often considered a difficult language to learn. Even bright students can struggle to master concepts and retain new ways to process language. There are several ways to help struggling English language learners.Here are 5 tips for teachers to help them out in a culturally diverse classroom.

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Legal Translation SME Saves the Day

  • January 9, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Lawyers and judges have their own language and though the purpose is clarity, the results aren’t always clear to outsiders. But a lot is at stake with that legal lexicon; court challenges can hinge on the interpretation of a few words, even without the additional burden of translating from one language to another. Translating legal […]

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Toyota Transcreates Stickers for Worldwide Brand Ambassadors

  • January 16, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Global business trends increasingly need language services to help them improve how they communicate. More than just a direct translation, however, global businesses need language services that understand the social significance of words, phrases and sentences in a culture. In other words, they need to be aware of a culture’s perception of the ideas behind […]

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5 Companies that Mastered Transcreation

  • January 17, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Emerging markets are an attractive prize for companies in every industry, no matter which country they call home. However, engaging international consumers isn’t always easy. Some businesses seem to catch on quickly, while others never make inroads. The difference lies in transcreation of marketing methods. Transcreation goes far beyond simply translating existing marketing materials into […]

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What is Transcreation and Why Marketers Need It

  • January 26, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

In a world that is becoming more global everyday, especially for business, the ability to communicate has become stronger than ever. For a business to compete and stay relevant, they have to become effectively multicultural in their marketing. This means having a website and marketing materials that are available in two or more languages. A […]

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Localize Your Facebook Ad Copy

  • February 6, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Social media has transformed globalization, bringing people together from around the world to share experiences and information — and it isn’t just individuals making connections. Innovative businesses are using social media marketing to promote products to an international audience with great success. Many find that Facebook is the clear leader in advanced solutions for companies […]

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The Legal Translator: Part Linguist, Part Scholar, Part Detective

  • February 6, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Some legal terms just don’t exist in some countries, and that presents special challenges when legal documents need to be translated. Translating legalese word for word is virtually impossible for conveying the intent of a legal instrument. A depth of knowledge and understanding about the legal systems, cultures and languages of different countries is called […]

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Competitive Edge with Global Manufacturing Operations

  • February 6, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Competition among manufacturers in the global marketplace is fierce. To be successful, manufacturers must gain the trust of international customers; and support a wide variety of people who are involved in getting their products to market. The success of a global manufacturer will depend in part on its ability to communicate effectively with all of […]

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Microsoft Uses Neutral Spanish to Sell Their Products

  • February 13, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Because Spanish is spoken so widely across the world, there are actually several standardized Spanish variants. Some of the most common include Latin American Spanish, US Spanish, and European Spanish. Neutral Spanish Neutral Spanish (as used by Microsoft) can be compared to ‘universal’ Spanish, in that it is designed to be understood by all Spanish […]

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Global SEO Words that Convert in Other Languages

  • February 16, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Can you say Google in Chinese? Do you know which social network dwarfs Facebook in Japan? Climbing the search engine rankings can seem a big enough challenge in English, without considering other languages. But optimizing your site for a multilingual audience can reap big rewards, by taking advantage of growing, relatively untapped markets. Internet use […]

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China’s Economy Shifts Toward Domestic Growth vs. Exports

  • March 3, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

China’s government has mandated an increase in service industries as a percentage of GDP as part of an effort to transform its China’s economy toward a domestic-growth orientation versus an export-oriented manufacturing one. Today, there are a variety of projects at various stages of development to advance key areas within the zone and aiding development […]

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Language Tools for International Travel

  • March 6, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

It’s essential to overcome language barriers so that you can fully engage with the local community; it could even be vital for your safety and well-being. But if you’re not confident in the host language yet, you’ll need a few language tools for international travel to help you communicate as you develop fluency. Most of these […]

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Universities that are Marketing Internationally

  • March 6, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

The United States is a global leader in education, as evidenced by the steady increase in international applications to American colleges and universities. Research from the Institute of International Education shows a 10 percent increase of international students studying in the U.S. during the 2014/2015 school year for a total of nearly 1 million scholars. […]

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The World is Your Target Market: 9 Tips to Increase Global Sales

  • March 6, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Not long ago, retail businesses needed significant startup funds to open a single brick and mortar store. Today, selling globally is not only possible, but real and growing fast. Many retailers have realized that they can increase global sales by expanding their target markets far beyond their local reach via the use of e-commerce. Similarly, the […]

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Mistranslations Can Become a Legal Liability

  • March 6, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

In today’s increasingly diverse world of fast-paced international business, it’s become common to wonder whether information needs to be translated into multiple languages. This is even more important in the legal industry.   Businesses should ask whether they should retain a professional translation service. For instance, courts have previously ruled that employers who have not […]

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Google Announces Real-Time Translation with GBoard

  • March 14, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Google has announced several upgrades to its new Android keyboard. The Gboard now has the ability to do automatic translation. As you type, the new Google Translate integration will translate text in real time as you type it in. 

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A Demographic Look at Spanish Speakers in the U.S.

  • March 21, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Recent estimates place the number of Spanish speakers in the U.S. at over 50 million, coming second only to Mexico. The caveat for companies trying to tap into this huge market is understanding that while Spanish speakers in the US share a common language, the subtle nuances in dialect can play a huge role. These differences […]

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Adventures in Transcreation

  • April 3, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

How do you translate an idea? Global marketing often has to be customized to elicit the same emotional response in a different culture. That can mean straying from the original source to get the message across, and it requires deep familiarity with culture, as well as its language.  

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The Three C’s of Netflix Global Expansion Strategy

  • April 4, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Global ambitions have taken the content streaming giant, Netflix far from its California roots into markets across Europe, Latin America and Asia. In early 2016, streaming giant Netflix, Inc. announced that it had rolled out its service to 190 countries around the world. In June, 2016 Netflix international subscriber growth wasn’t performing as forecasted. The company had faced major […]

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Spanish Variations Between Spain & Latin America

  • April 10, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

The differences between European and Latin American Spanish came about simply due to distance and time. As the Spanish began to set out and colonize the west, cultures collided and certain expressions, words, and phrases began to mix with other linguistic influences. Over time, this evolved to create permanent changes in the way the language […]

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Website Localization Best Practices – Infographic

  • April 18, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

How can brands enhance the digital customer experience and add to their brand value for global consumers? Customers in today’s digital age are better connected and more informed than ever before.  When they want information about a product or service they expect to find it online, and each digital brand interaction adds to a customer’s […]

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Universal Spanish Translation: Top 10 Myths

  • April 18, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Although we know that producing translations that are localized as specifically as possible can be fruitful, many people find it may not be realistic to have their project localized for all of the different varieties of Spanish spoken in different locales. In 2010, Spanish was ranked number two in terms of number of native speakers worldwide, […]

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Court Cases Gone Wrong: Why Hiring a Professional Interpreter Is a Must

  • May 1, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

No one wants to be wrongly accused and found guilty of a crime they didn’t commit. Those who are guilty, and trying to repent, should have the chance to explain themselves in court. The ability to comprehend everything in the courtroom is what makes all the difference in a fair trial, after all. Let’s take […]

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Understanding Cultural Perceptions of Emojis Around the World

  • May 1, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Increasing your cultural intelligence to leverage diversity means accessing knowledge about cultural norms and applying that knowledge in respectful ways. Keyboards, system applications, hardware and software vary by country — and so do social norms. For example, the “bowing” icon would be appreciated differently in Asian countries than in North American countries. An emoticon that […]

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How VR Technology Could Change The Way We Do Business Forever

  • May 8, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

It wasn’t that long ago when the idea of virtual reality (VR) technology sounded almost elusive and futuristic, but now it’s set to become the next big thing in the business sphere. Let’s take a look at these new technologies and how they are going to improve business communications and productivity in a multilingual world.

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Communicating with Non-English Patients

  • May 15, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Over the past 15 years, the number of ESL/no English patients that doctors have been seeing has increased exponentially. With this in mind, here is a list of best practices for communicating with ESL patients that doctors, and other healthcare professionals, should keep in mind when confronted with an ESL/no English patient.

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5 Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences with Bilingual Families

  • May 22, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

When it is time to plan for parent-teacher conferences, you may have concerns regarding how well you’ll be able to communicate with the parents of your ESL students. The following are five important steps to follow for holding effective parent-teacher conferences with bilingual families.

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Ten Companies Improved ROI By Localizing Content

  • June 5, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Today, 50 percent of customers who initiate a mobile search will visit a store within 24 hours. Google even displays three-pack local search results for 93 percent of their queries. With these numbers in mind, companies that want to succeed online today need to localize their content.  To learn more about why content localization is so critical to […]

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Localizing Marketing Content for Latino Customers

  • July 3, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

When you are serving Mexican-American customers, localized content and transcreation can help you better understand your audience. Localizing marketing content for Latino customers involves translating content about a product and culturally adapting the product for the Latino culture. It’s important that the message maintains its intent, style, tone, and context to resonate with the target […]

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Are Chinese-English Bilingual Schools the Future of Primary Education?

  • August 9, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Globalization continues to gather pace despite resistance in some parts of the world. Unfortunately, the educational institutions in developed countries have struggled to keep pace with the changing face of 21st-century life. The challenges now facing young people in developed nations are unprecedented, which is why school children need a well-rounded education that has real-world […]

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How Will AI Affect Translation Companies?

  • August 22, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Many industries use artificial intelligence (AI) to simulate or imitate human behavior. The translation industry has embraced AI in the form of machine translation (MT) to help translate a higher volume of content than ever before. However, MT has not replaced human translation, and there’s little likelihood of that happening anytime soon.

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Successful Methods for Teaching ESL Students

  • August 28, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

From confusing homophones to nonsensical idioms, English can be a notoriously difficult language to learn, especially for younger students. But thanks to modern technology and the Internet, language educators now have the tools to offer students a more immersive, multimedia learning environment that can help to bridge the gap between cultures.

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Translation and Localization Tips for the Retail Industry (Including Common Mistakes to Avoid)

  • October 17, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Many companies are expanding at incredible rates, increasing the importance of being able to launch their products and services in diverse communities. To stay competitive, brands must be able to target wider audiences at home and in their overseas marketing campaigns. Customers often prefer to shop in their own language, so companies’ profit margins may rely on their ability […]

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Is Your Video Game Ready for Market Expansion?

  • October 19, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Gaming is a pastime that is almost entirely free of demographic boundaries. While certain groups are more likely to show interest in specific genres or formats, in general, gaming is popular across race, gender, age and nationality. Recent projections indicate that a total of 2.2 billion gamers around the world will generate $108.9 billion in […]

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Planning for Multilingual Communication When Disaster Strikes

  • October 31, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

The 2017 hurricane season was unusually busy, and the United States suffered several direct hits in just a few weeks. Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in Eastern Texas, quickly followed by Hurricane Irma’s strike in the Southeast United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Just behind Irma, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and […]

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Machine Translation – Past, Present, and Future

  • November 21, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

With businesses developing in emerging markets and the increasing need for global collaboration, the demand for translation services is growing exponentially. It is more important than ever to make content available over a variety of languages in as short an amount of time as possible. As machine translation continues to develop and improve, it’s becoming […]

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How to Use SEO for Global Expansion

  • November 28, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

You’ve established a successful SEO process and are looking to start an international campaign. Fantastic! To be successful, you must research and create content for every country you target.

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The Dangers of Not Using Qualified Medical Interpreters and Translators

  • December 26, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Not being able to speak in the same language as the people around you makes navigating through daily life complicated, but it’s more than a nuisance when you’re not well. Not being able to communicate to your healthcare providers is downright dangerous and potentially fatal. For instance, complications from improperly administered prescription drugs, lack of preventive care […]

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Translating for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

  • January 10, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are almost here. While the preparations for such a massive and exciting global event are always extensive, one of the largest hurdles organizers and attendees have to clear is the language barrier. Because the Olympic Games bring together participants from all over the globe, it doesn’t matter where […]

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The Meaning of Colors Around the World

  • February 23, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

When you see the color red what do you think of? A beautiful sunset? A refreshing glass of wine? Or perhaps a warning sign or blood? Your answer could depend on where you are from. How we perceive colors is affected by our background and past experiences. Knowing what colors mean in different countries can […]

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History and Background of Tagalog

  • March 2, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Tagalog is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.  Although it originated in the Philippines, it contains traces of other languages, such as English and Spanish. In the United States alone, it is one of the most common languages aside from English with an estimated 1.69 million speakers. Find out why this […]

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Key Trends in International Marketing

  • April 6, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

International marketing trends have changed significantly over recent years. Thanks to the advent of the Information Age, today’s global marketplace is more connected than ever before. It is this interconnection that has led to a major change in the way that international brands market themselves. Companies that are looking to succeed in the new age […]

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5 Ways GDPR Will Impact Your Translation Process

  • April 19, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

The deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to take effect is fast approaching. By May 25, 2018, organizations must be fully compliant with the new data protection regime for EU citizens. Non-compliance will result in more severe fines and penalties than those currently imposed for the Data Protection Directive that the GDPR is replacing. 

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Professional Interpreters Can Help Reduce Hospital Costs

  • May 17, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

The emergency room physician misdiagnosed the girl’s condition as gastroenteritis, prescribed a drug not recommended for pediatric use, failed to inform the parents of the potential side effects of the drug, and failed to provide discharge instructions to the parents in their native language.

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The Growing Demand for Video Game Localization

  • May 24, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Multilingualism is increasing in the United States and there are no signs of it slowing down. In fact, one in five American residents primarily speak a language other than English at home. In sheer numbers, this is a 94 percent increase since 1990, and a 32 percent increase since 2010. Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic speakers are […]

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8 Challenges for Companies Going Global?

  • May 30, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Going global is usually a worthy endeavor, but it does bring with it some challenges. If you are interested in taking your business global, it is crucial you have a plan in place to address some of the main hurdles you will need to overcome to succeed.  We’ve outlined 8 main challenges for companies going […]

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8 Translations and The Origins of Summer””

  • June 11, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

With June already in full swing, it is difficult not to contemplate the meaning of summer. At Dynamic Language, we cannot resist using cross-cultural and cross-linguistic comparison to analyze the origins of summer in different languages.

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Dynamic Language Recognized with World-Class Customer Service Rating

  • June 22, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Dynamic Language recently attained a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of +71, an indication of the high esteem that customers have for the business. This achievement puts Dynamic in the “world class” category. The score was based on results from our semi-annual translation client satisfaction survey.  

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Translating for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

  • July 10, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language
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A Comparative Look at US vs UK English

  • September 26, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

As with foreign language translation, companies and tourists alike should be familiar with the differentiation of meanings behind the English language in US vs UK English.  Companies located in the United States that provide services and products in the UK and vice-versa will need to ensure the proper usage of words as to represent any […]

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Why Humor Is The Hardest Thing To Translate

  • November 12, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

What is it that makes us laugh and why? We all need a bit of humor in our lives. But understanding how to get it isn’t so simple. It’s a difficult question with an array of vague explanations but no single definitive answer. To really underpin the complexity of defining what’s funny and what’s not, one must […]

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Dynamic Language Achieves World Class” Net Promoter Score”

  • December 4, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Seattle, WA – Dynamic Language is proud to announce the attainment of “World Class” on the company’s most recent client satisfaction survey, cementing their status as industry leaders in client satisfaction.  Dynamic’s dedication to client satisfaction and high-touch customer service resulted in an NPS score of +79 during the most recent semi-annual translation client satisfaction survey, and the […]

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Overcoming Communication Barriers with Non-English Patients

  • December 26, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Over the past 15 years, the number of ESL/no English patients that doctors have been seeing has increased exponentially. With this in mind, here is a list of best practices for communicating with ESL patients that doctors, and other healthcare professionals, should keep in mind when confronted with an ESL/no English patient.

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Localization, the Key to Global SEO

  • January 10, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

People from all over the world visit your website, it does not just target of your domestic audience. Besides, 73.2% of Internet users speak languages other than English. If you are looking to expand your business internationally, or already are operating in many countries and have a network of customers worldwide, it is important to […]

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How to Measure ROI on Your Website Localization Efforts

  • February 19, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Optimizing a website for different countries and cultures can often prove to be lucrative. Business owners need to do more than just translate their content in other languages, though. Website visitors want custom, local content that resonates with them. This is where localization comes in. Localization enables business owners to adapt content for different locales […]

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5 Steps to Make Your Workplace Safer

  • March 5, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Companies with manufacturing facilities have many legal responsibilities when it comes to public safety, but it can be argued that these companies have more responsibilities to their employees and their personal safety. It is important for these companies to have ongoing processes in place to analyze their training materials and training practices to ensure that […]

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Understanding the Background of Machine Translation

  • March 15, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Many people have turned to computers to translate text in other languages. This can be a quick and effective way to translate information. Travelers may rely on their phone or apps to communicate with locals in another language. While results through using this technology are often fast, they are not always reliable. Machine translation has […]

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Earth Day Celebrations Around the Globe

  • March 18, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Be Part of Earth Day Global Celebrations Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22. This is an important day that raises awareness about the environment and the global commitment to make the planet better. Understanding how this day was established and how it helps connect people across the globe in a shared […]

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Get the Competitive Edge Through Translation Services in Retail

  • March 18, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

In today’s global world, the retail industry is becoming increasingly competitive. Retailers are looking for new ways to adapt their brand to fit local markets. The practice of adapting content and graphics to fit as specific regions, as known as, localization is often the solution they seek. Retail localization is the act of creating a […]

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Why Transcreation Is Vital To Use In Your Global Marketing Campaign

  • March 22, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

  The concept of translation is as old as language itself. Translation allows communication between countries, cultures – and even time periods. For instructions, descriptions, user manuals and basic text – direct translations can work very well. However, when it comes to marketing – it’s not always that simple.  “Advertising is based on one thing. […]

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MadCap Flare Proves Itself as a One-Stop Shop

  • April 1, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

MadCap Flare can be an ideal tool for global publishers when leveraging content across multiple platforms. With this versatile software, edits and translations can be made in one platform and the content can be delivered to multiple devices in different formats and languages. Effective Use of MadCap Flare With MadCap Flare, content can be imported from other popular […]

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Efficacy of Netflix as a Language Learning Tool

  • May 16, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

One of the myriad reasons for people to learn foreign languages is that it leads to an enhanced understanding of other cultures and their perspectives. This, in turn, fosters friendship and trust that transcends other differences. However, fewer students in English-speaking countries are learning a second language and only 7 percent of college students across the United States are […]

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Beware of Scams in Translation and Localization Services

  • May 30, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Just as in any other industry, scammers exist in the localization and translation industry too. They create trouble among real translators and translation agencies with their fraudulent activities. Types of Scams Translation agencies and translators should be aware of the several types of scams in the industry and how to avoid them. CV (Curriculum Vitae) […]

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The 4 Biggest Hurdles for Global Brands

  • May 30, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

The idea of international marketing brings about some tremendous challenges for agencies that serve global brands. Finding a way to connect a product or service with an international market is complex enough. However, it can also be a challenge to manage the process of international marketing. These challenges are issues that global agencies frequently face. […]

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Microsoft Certifies Dynamic Language as a Secure Supplier Through SSPA Program [Press Release]

  • June 18, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Seattle, WA – Dynamic Language’s security policies and practices were found to be compliant with Microsoft’s Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance Program (SSPA) on May 20th, 2019. This certification wraps up a 5-month engagement with the Peterson Sullivan LLP team and solidifies Dynamic Language as a supplier for Microsoft and other enterprise-level organizations for whom […]

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Social Media Localization: Be Careful of Cultural Differences

  • June 28, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Social media and content marketing are two important channels that have reinvented the way brands think about international marketing. Thanks to the rise of social and content marketing, businesses can now easily interact with prospects all over the world. The development of the social platform has been an overwhelmingly positive one for companies looking to […]

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Easiest Foreign Language for English Speakers to Learn

  • July 9, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

It is no surprise that some languages are easier to learn than others — just ask any high school student who chose to learn Spanish over Arabic, or French over Mandarin Chinese. But, how much easier are Spanish and French relative to Arabic and Mandarin? And why is there a difference in the first place? […]

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The Importance of Food Label and Packaging Translation

  • July 25, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

The globalization of business and the rise of e-commerce has made it possible for anyone with internet access to buy and sell goods worldwide. Thanks to a variety of online sales platforms, entrepreneurs can connect with consumers in all sorts of markets without investing a fortune in marketing and distribution. Unfortunately, many of the individuals […]

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Medical Document Translation: Advantages and Disadvantages

  • August 1, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Low-cost travel and advances in technology have allowed people to seek medical care and treatment in other countries. Healthcare professionals and patients rely on translated medical documents to communicate with each other. Medical Translation Medical translation is a highly specialized field due to the technical and sensitive nature of documents. It is important, whether it is for […]

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Chatbot and Localization—Is It Right For Your Company?

  • August 13, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

What if you had a way to convert more leads right now? Consider this finding from CSA Research: 75% of consumers prefer to purchase products in their own language. You simply can’t ignore data like this. But with over 6,900 languages in the world, how do you offer multilingual customer service in a manner that’s […]

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5 Steps to Success When Using Conference Interpreting

  • August 28, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Conference interpreting is important for any kind of organization that holds events or seminars and needs to be understood by people of all different cultures. However, if you do not properly plan your conference interpreting services, you may run into some trouble during your event. These five steps outline how to get the best results […]

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The Profound Impact of International Students at US Universities

  • September 16, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

International students are studying at American colleges and universities at a higher rate than ever before. With the increasing globalization of the world, international students have a profound impact on colleges and universities across the globe. They help shape culture and curriculum while providing a unique perspective that benefits everyone in the classroom. Benefits of […]

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The Dangers of Using Children as Their Parents’ Interpreters

  • September 26, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Migrants dream of a better life for themselves and their family in a new country. However, the process of transition is never easy. New residents of the United States, no matter their country of origin, previous financial standing or educational level, all have issues to deal with as they adapt to a new life. Parents […]

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Language Access: An Essential Component of Every Disaster Plan

  • October 15, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

More than eight percent of the population, or 25 million US residents over the age of five, have limited English proficiency (LEP). This can be deadly in the midst of a disaster. Whether there is time to prepare, as in the case of a hurricane, or the crisis is completely unexpected, like an earthquake, access […]

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5 Best Practices for Software Localization

  • November 5, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Successful software localization is important for companies who want their applications to be accessible for new target markets. For companies that develop software and are looking to start the localization process, the primary focus must be on the implementation of localized source code, or how easily it can be adapted for local markets with minimal […]

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Lost in Translation: Communicating with Non-English Patients

  • November 25, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Medical information can be challenging for an outsider to understand at times. The challenge is even greater for those who do not speak English or have limited proficiency in English. Despite federal regulations requiring language access services and evidence showing the impact of language barriers on the quality of patients’ healthcare. It is apparent that […]

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Top International Travel Tips and Tricks

  • December 9, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

It does not matter how often one travels locally. International travel, while fun, is a little daunting due to new customs and several regulations. Here are some of the top international travel tips and tricks to help one have a safe and enjoyable trip when traveling abroad. Getting the Cheapest Price for Flight International travel […]

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Translation & Interpreting Services for Global Manufacturers

  • December 16, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

Many manufacturers today are multinational corporations with specific needs for translation and interpretation services at many levels. Translation and Interpreting Services for Global Manufacturers help facilitate communications between team members, sales presentations, product specs, and negotiations. Business comes to a screeching halt when communications problems exist. For this reason, it is important that global manufacturing companies are […]

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Mistakes to Avoid When Translating Packaging for Retail

  • December 30, 2019
  • by Dynamic Language

As the story goes, shortly after Coca-Cola first entered the market in China, they had to change their brand name since the syllables of the name literally translated to, “Bite the Wax Tadpole” in Chinese. This story raises an important issue. If you are not careful when translating your brand’s packaging for a new market, […]

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Virtual Meeting Solutions For a Multilingual World

  • March 28, 2020
  • by Dynamic Language

Flexibility and corporate social responsibility are critical in today’s business environment, and there appears to be an increasing need for innovative meeting formats that respond to organizations’ needs. Multinational corporations that operate across countries need to stay in touch with their various stakeholders to develop strategies, implement plans, and continuously improve or innovate existing operations. […]

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The importance of Translation and eLearning

  • October 1, 2020
  • by Dynamic Language

The importance of Translation and eLearning when combined together for global training can often be overlooked or underestimated. Simple ignorance can often be the cause, but the value generated in support of global companies can truly be massive. With the possibilities achieved nowadays, a company can produce training or educational content in a very cost […]

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Remote simultaneous interpreting

  • October 8, 2020
  • by Dynamic Language

Simultaneous interpreting is the process of listening to, comprehending, and instantaneously expressing a speaker’s statements into another language. There is no delay between the interpretation and what the listeners are receiving. The interpreter transmits the real-time message to the audience through a remote audio channel. One of the main advantages of simultaneous interpreting is that […]

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Boosting Your Website With SEO & Localization

  • October 16, 2020
  • by Dynamic Language

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Localization seem to be incompatible activities when you consider the disparate purposes of each, but when combined, they have the ability to elevate your website to a new level of impact. Creating a website can be a complex job. Even after it is active, users may find it difficult to […]

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Marketing translation

  • October 29, 2020
  • by Dynamic Language

Marketing translation differs from translation for other types of content, which might include legal, medical, or financial. The translation of marketing materials is different from the standard process, as translators must find a way to convey the same business message in one or more languages, overcoming the risks and challenges of the global marketplace. This […]

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Tomorrow is Now

  • December 7, 2020
  • by Dynamic Language

Dynamic Language is excited to let you know about the release of an enhancement to our service delivery suite, powered by our Translation Management System

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Why use Project Automation?

  • December 14, 2020
  • by Dynamic Language

Automation can be defined as the use of technology to achieve tasks and processes done with little or no human assistance. Dynamic Language helps its clients to step into the future of translation and localization by hosting a state-of-the-art project automation and machine translation solution. Especially for high-volume projects, this unique setup allows reaching maximum […]

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Why use Project Automation? 2

  • October 15, 2021
  • by Emanuel Longo

Automation can be defined as the use of technology to achieve tasks and processes done with little or no human assistance. Dynamic Language helps its clients to step into the future of translation and localization by hosting a state-of-the-art project automation and machine translation solution. Especially for high-volume projects, this unique setup allows reaching maximum […]