Machine Translation for Hindi – does it work?

It is a well-known fact that India is home to over one billion people, hosting almost one-eighth of the world’s population. The country is rich in diversity and culture, with…

The importance of desktop publishing

It’s a given that we live in an increasingly globalized world with shrinking borders. In terms of language and translations, both are becoming very important components of doing business as…

Korean language trends – growing popularity and demand in 2020

Were you around when Psy’s “Gangnam Style” song hit the global billboards and reached billions of views worldwide in the space of weeks? It’s hard to forget this. But then…

The Thai movie scene: subtitling vs dubbing

Known for its majestic sights, rich cultural heritage, and divine food, Thailand takes a very special place in its corner of the earth. With a population of over 66 million…

Localization Engineering – what works for Asian languages?

The term localization engineering might seem out of place when referring to translations, but it’s a fact that it and translations go hand-in-hand. After all, all codes and software that…

A deeper dive into Filipino culture through their holidays

You can understand people more by learning their history. And there’s no better way to find out about a country’s history than by looking at their holidays, festivals, and celebrations.…

How business should localize their promotions

Culture is a critical component of who we are and this principle applies to every country in the world. This is why it is vital to acknowledge and understand your…

Why Koreans say “us” and “we” rather than “I” or “me”

South Korea is an incredibly beautiful country that has an advanced economy and a very rich culture. If you’re planning on traveling there for pleasure or for doing business, your…

Globalization and translation go hand in hand

Globalization has been encouraging more interaction between people and cultures around the world, resulting in more demand for translation services. The same point is valid vice versa: if a company…

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…