Offensive stuff in Asia you don’t know about

As a businessperson doing business in Asia, you might be familiar with common Asian business etiquette. But are you aware of the cultural do’s and don’ts which might be considered…

How to win Filipino clients

Situated in south-east Asia, the Philippines is a magnificently beautiful country, home to over 7,000 islands, some of which have either not yet been explored, or have not yet been…

Proper punctuation when doing DTP in Japanese

In English, punctuation might be taken for granted. After all, the comma that adds a natural pause in a sentence or the period that marks its end are things seemingly…

Kokeshi Dolls – the story behind these small beauties

While known for its anime, sushi vending machines, punctual public transport system, as well as other cultural aspects, Japan is an interesting country and other less known aspects about its…

Honorifics in Korea: language and culture explained

As a foreigner in South Korea, you might feel overwhelmed by the plethora of questions asked of you by your hosts, including and especially, what your age is. While it…

Better Understanding, Better Quality, Excellent Relationship

Any business relationship is built on a series of fundamental truths. One such being obtaining clear instructions while others include being clear about the client’s needs, consistency and continuity, as…

Top 5 tips for Fintech Translations for Asian countries

The financial technology, or fintech industry is revolutionizing the financial landscape in Asia. From the way we make and accept payments, to the financing of startups, or peer-to-peer lending, fintech…

E-commerce in China – a mission possible through localization

The e-commerce sector in the world, and particularly in Asia, is expanding at a rapid rate, raking in millions and billions in revenue. China is the world’s biggest e-commerce country…

How hard is it to do translations for translation companies

We live in an increasingly globalized world where businesses are seeking to expand to foreign markets, with the need to tailor-make their marketing messages to the local scenario, amongst a…

How language can help Fintech companies?

Financial technology (fintech) refers to computer or other software programs that make banking and financial services easier, more accessible, more user-friendly, often cheaper than traditional banks, and is ultimately taking…

The top services thriving in the new virtual reality

According to the United Nations, “the COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries and all…

About Korean Fonts

Desktop publishing is all around us. From the pamphlets and leaflets we receive when we walk into a shop, to brochures, magazines, and newspapers. With a wide range of proponents…

Chinese Moon Festival – a story of love, hard work, and self-sacrifice

Chinese culture is steeped in intricacies and wonderful tales, and with a 4000-year history, there are bound to be some stories that are more memorable than others. This is the…

Translating “Eva dislikes John” and vice versa – how difficult could it be?

The two seemingly inconspicuous sentences, “Eva dislikes John” and “John dislikes Eva” might seem easy to translate into the Korean language at first sight. After all, they each contain a…

5 Asian ways to call you a “foreigner” and the meaning behind them

Whether you’ve decided to settle in Asia for good or are just visiting, as a foreigner in Asia, you will want to be as fully prepared for Asian culture as…

Industrial machinery: what does it have to do with translation?

With Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 3.2% in the second quarter of 2020, and economists predicting further stabilization and expansion over the coming months, China’s economy is currently the…

5 things to ask your client before processing a translation into Chinese

As a Chinese language translating company, we are aware of some of the difficulties that arise when you aim to provide your client with a quality translation. Translating Chinese requires…