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Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences
Different cultures have different values and norms. And it is not just a question of the language they speak. The culture of origin also affects the translation and how it is perceived by the target audience. For example, in Western cultures, we are more direct in our communication styles than people from Eastern cultures. In order to properly translate the content of a specific culture, it is necessary to understand its values and norms, as...
Cultural Differences
Proficiency in a second language is no longer a mere decoration for your CV. With globalisation and internationalisation, knowing a second language, or even more than one, has become an necessity for almost all job opportunities. With a high unemployment rate, not only in Spain, but also in many first world countries like Germany, the professional progress and opportunities with knowing a second language can encourage millions of people to study...
Cultural Differences
Generally speaking, almost any word in any language can be translated into any other language. In many cases, a translation company such as ours is used to achieve a good result in this respect. However, not even experienced professionals are able to translate certain words. That’s because some terms are considered untranslatable . There are many examples across the globe, many of them related to affection and feelings. [TOC] 1. Spanish words...
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Proficiency in Romance languages can create more job opportunities and, for a translator opens many doors to new possibilities Romance languages are among the most translated languages in the world. The best translation companies know that mastering Romance languages is an open door to countless jobs all over the world and related to all kinds of specialities, from medical to legal or academic texts. Many companies or individuals may need a...
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Spain is a country with several co-official languages. In this blog we will tell you all about the different languages and dialects that you may come across in this country. Maybe you will leran something new about this multicultural country today. [TOC] 1. Coexisting languages in Spain Therefore there a total of six languages coexisting in Spain: Castilian, Catalan, Valencian, Galician, Basque and Aranese. In terms of the number of people who...
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The European Union comprises a total of 27 countries. It is therefore to be expected that the list of official languages will also be quite extensive. We are talking specifically about 24 different languages, although some of them are rarely spoken. We will now take a closer look at those that have a strong presence in this geopolitical entity. All of the following languages are mastered by the professionals of our translation company . [TOC] 1...
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Germanic languages are those with origin in the Indo-European language family and are derived from what is known as the Proto-Germanic language. It’s estimated that the first Germanic were spoken in northern Germany and the Scandinavian territory. The first recorded Germanic language was Gothic, which people already used in the 6th century and due to the great migrations it eventually reached the Danube and Rhine areas. [TOC] 1. Characteristics...
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Russian and Ukrainian are part of the East Slavic language family, and although they have things in common there are many differences between the two languages . If we hear Ukrainian and Russian languages, they may sound similar, but they are not. The different development of the Russian and Ukrainian cultures means that there are significant differences in their language systems . Russia, on the one hand, was constructed around Moscow, so its...
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Indigenous languages define people's identity and transmit knowledge. Indigenous populations are present in almost 100 countries and are particularly relevant in the Americas. In this article we will tell you which are the most widely spoken indigenous languages in Latin America and why it’s important to know them. On he American continent, indigenous languages are those that were used by the first settlers before the conquistadors arrived...
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Countries can adopt a lingua franca that is different from their mother tongue and use it in different areas of everyday life. According to the linguist David Crystal, a second language is necessary for countries and their citizens to be integrated into diplomacy, business and science. Several generations ago, people opted to learn French as their second language, but after a few decades English took over . Two nations (France and England) and...