Ten New Words in 2021

Ten New Words in 2021

Another year is almost over, and once more it feels like so much has happened and changed in our world over the last twelve months. These are changes which can be seen not just in the headlines and the streets, but reflected in our language as well. So as we move...

How the Vikings Helped Enrich English

How the Vikings Helped Enrich English

When non-Scandinavian speakers first come into contact with Scandinavian languages, they are often struck by how many English words our Nordic friends tend to use in their everyday speech. Entire concepts are lifted wholesale into Swedish, Danish and Norwegian, with...

How to Translate Idiomatic Expressions

How to Translate Idiomatic Expressions

Colourful, idiomatic expressions and turns of phrase are a natural part of speech and often so deeply embedded in our language that we don’t even realise just how much we use them. They can also be a bemusing and perplexing challenge when getting to grips with a new...

How to Translate Subtitles

How to Translate Subtitles

Have you ever been watching something and realised the subtitles are really hard to comprehend? You feel like your brain doesn’t have enough time to unpack what is being said before they disappear, leaving you perplexed and confused, but without a clear sense as to...

Multilingual SEO Best Practice

Multilingual SEO Best Practice

Website localisation and search engine optimisation As any good website administrator (or regular readers of the blog!) will know, website localisation and search engine optimisation are both crucial activities. They are what help your website to rank well in search...

Speak Your Customers’ Language

Speak Your Customers’ Language

Ever found yourself reading a text that sounds like it might have been written by an algorithm or a creature from another planet? It appears to be technically sound, but there’s something about it that just doesn’t land. The prose is dull, dry and hardly able to hold...

E-learning and Translation

E-learning and Translation

This month on the blog, we’re going to take a look at the rapid rise of e-learning. In particular, we’ll be focusing on the benefits of multi-lingual e-learning solutions and how translation can take the potentials of e-learning to whole new heights. Corona virus and...