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8 Reasons to Launch and Promote Your Apps Overseas

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  1. People
  2. Environment
  3. Money

Did you know that according to the most recent Pew Research Center survey measuring the smartphone penetration, the U.S. is not on the top of the list? With 72% of people owning smartphones, it only takes the fourth place being inferior to South Korea, Australia, and Israel. Some markets unreasonably get more attention than others, and some don’t get any at all. This lack of information is equally disappointing and inspiring because to conquer the markets with your apps overseas can be easier and of more fun.

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Tattoo Translation: Making the Right Choice

At some point in your life, you will have an idea of getting a tattoo. Because, well, everybody does. Some make the decision of decorating their skin with tattoos, others are against it. There are a lot of pros and cons and you have to be 100% sure you need a tattoo. The tip we can give you is to avoid the “spur of the moment” decisions and think carefully. There are thousands of stories when people made tattoos of the names of their beloved ones or even inked the portraits on their bodies hoping to live happily ever after. But nothing lasts forever and making a tattoo disappear is not as easy as you might think – it’s a painful procedure. Besides, tattoo translation mistakes happen all the time.

It’s better and safer to go for something that will stay relevant for you in 10, 20, and more years from now. That is why many people choose popular sayings or famous philosophic quotes. Very often they are made in a foreign language. The most important point is to make sure the tattoo translation is accurate and you are not writing a Chinese recipe instead of words of wisdom on your arm. Sometimes Chinese tattoo symbols translation can be tricky and it’s easy to alter the original meaning of a phrase. Just one wrong stroke can make a huge difference. If you plan to make a tattoo, ask a professional translator to help you. It’s once and for life, after all.

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Languages with Unusual Records

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  1. Time Records
  2. Quantity Records
  3. Melodic Records

We all tend to think that our native language is the most beautiful, the most comprehensive, the most flexible, and so on. That’s mostly due to our patriotic feelings. Some serious scientific research in linguistics has nothing to do with it. But there are languages with undeniable and very unusual record-breaking features you simply can’t ignore.

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If Famous Authors Had Nicknames


The main task of a good translator is to find the main idea of the text and communicate it in a foreign language. And it’s very important to save that unique style of writing and be able to interpret all of the individual features of an author. That’s why translating fiction literature is so difficult. We’ve tried to focus on those individual features of famous authors and come up with funny nicknames for them. Do you agree or disagree?

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How Machine Translation Can Harm and Help Your Business

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  1. Drawbacks
  2. Evolution
  3. Useful Books

There’s no doubt that if we compare the quality of today’s machine translation and the one of a few years ago, there will be a dramatic difference between them. The earlier versions of machine translation tools were too inaccurate and delivered unsatisfactory results. The best they could do is to translate your text word by word without paying any attention to the context or its topic. It is a computer trying to understand human language, after all. But can the machine translation be useful for your business now?

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The Most Translated Authors and Your Professional Career

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  1. Work of a translator
  2. Most translated authors

Learning new languages is not only an exciting process but also a great opportunity to improve your professional skills and start thinking about your future career. The ability to speak foreign languages can help you gain the profession of your dreams. If you decide to become a translator one day, there are some important points you might want to consider first. Being a translator has some of the downsides as any other job does and the earlier you find out about them the better.

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Movie Title Interpretations and Dubbing

We all think of the movie-making process as of something magical and cryptic. It takes a long time for a film to transform from a messy script with director’s comments into a massive blockbuster recognized around the globe. Moreover, it takes even longer for the viewers overseas to see the long-awaited premiere at the cinemas. Professionals translate a film into the target language for the public to understand and enjoy it. Sometimes the public will get confused by the wrong movie title interpretations but it will be entertaining. So, let’s dive in into the magic world of cinematography.

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  1. History of Dubbing
  2. Dubbing Process
  3. Big Challenges
  4. Movie Title Interpretations

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Facts About the Spanish Language You Don’t Know

While learning foreign languages we often miss some of the interesting facts. We immediately start memorizing  new words and their conjugations without paying any attention to the history of a language and its peculiarities.  Every language opens a whole new world for us. The more we know about it, the better we can understand its essence. Knowing the cultural traditions will help you to create more accurate translations and improve your skills. We’ve received a wonderful infographic on the facts about the Spanish language from the guys at TakeLessons and would like to share it with you.

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German Language Is NOT Boring

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  2. German Language Infographic

I’ve met a lot of people who think that the German language is all about long unpronounceable words and confusing rules of using definite and indefinite articles. There’s much more to it. Germans are having fun writing seemingly endless sentences and communicating by using numerous dialects.  The infographic below will show you some interesting facts about this beautiful language.