How to overcome the language barriers in international business – Part 2

Language barriers are something we talk about often here, at 1-StopAsia, as our teams are so strongly diverse. There are people from all around the world in our offices and…

How to work with different generations of translators?

As a rule, translators usually work as freelancers. To a large extent, working as a freelancer protects translators from age discrimination. However, by the way, they perform and carry out…

Translation mistakes uncovered: Chinese Part 1

In this century, translation has become a popular profession around the world, and one that plays a significant role in communication — which we can also consider to be an…

TOP 4 signs that an LSP needs a localization partner for Asian languages?

Localization is important all over the world and is an essential part of earning the trust of your target audience. Any marketing company will advise you to speak the language…

Localization through SEO in Asia: Episode: 3 Japan

If you have read or listened to our previous episodes about China and Korea’s search engines, you might have guessed that Japan, too, would have its own preferred search engine…

The reasons linguist freelancers are leaving your company

It’s true that there are plenty of fish in the sea. But is this statement also true in the translation and localization industry, where you can’t afford to compromise with…

The hidden gems of the Vietnamese language

If you’re a bilingual or a multilingual person, then you’ve probably been in a situation when you know the exact word or phrase you need to express your emotions but…

LSPs, B2B, PMs & TMS: What language is this?

Intrigued already? Now let’s translate our headline into proper English… When you dig into the Translation Industry, there are two types of companies: One that operates and works with End-clients…

Is Vietnamese Machine translation achievable?

Currently, Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, which inevitably adds it to the list of top countries in the business sphere, where big companies might want…

Our heroes of the month are our colleagues and all the translators in China!

We all hear a lot about this topic on the News, and it has gotten almost everywhere — coronavirus is a fact all over the world. The red dots on…

About Chinese Fonts

When it comes to Chinese language, we don’t need to quote numbers and statistics to convince someone that it’s one of the most widely used languages in the world. Everyone…

How can you choose Thai Font for your business?

Thai is known for being a complex and socially sensitive language, with its tones and layers of honorifications. When it comes to written language, many Thai-learners find it quite challenging…

AB-5 (Dynamex): “TRANSLATED” for the Translation Industry

In the USA, AB-5 or Dynamex is shaking the translation industry and it has become a well-known term for most of the companies doing business with the US. It is…

Age & Asia: how old are we, according to the East Asian age reckoning?

While in the western world, asking someone about their age might be considered taboo (especially women) — if you travel to Korea, you’ll notice that the first thing someone will…

Ever wondered which Japanese fonts you should use?

Japanese language is a fascinating topic, and inspired by our Japanese week we decided to keep things going and provide you with some practical information regarding it. One of the…

6 tips on translating a book with an LSP

We often receive questions about translating large volumes, and to be honest, the best projects are the big ones. But managing a big translation project isn’t a simple process. That’s…

Quality Definition: Key ingredient for a good partnership

I’ve been hearing about and discussing the evergreen topic of Quality in the translation and localization industry ever since I joined the industry 2 years ago. Having spent over 10…

The Essentials of a Quote

We’ve all asked about offers for various services in our daily routine. A situation that nobody is a fan of is when an offer is either delayed or not understandable…

What a nightmare! Translation and Localization of marketing materials in different languages

Any marketer has encountered a task at least once presenting a company to a foreign market. This is something we do on a daily basis in order to achieve our…

Manga – a creative way to learn Japanese in Indonesia

We all know that Manga is one of Japan’s most popular genres, which is famous all over the world. An interesting Japanese occurrence that has its fans everywhere along with…

Does an ear for music help for language learning?

One of my favourite comparisons, when I talk about Asian languages, is that they sound like a piece of wonderful foreign music. And then I started thinking about it for…

Neural Machine Translation! What about Asian languages?

Neural machine translation (NMT) is the height of the talk for a few years. The industry is abuzz with news on it and there is hardly a company that has…

How “China-US” conflict affects the L10N industry?

It has been a while since all eyes of business are following two major players on the Global Market. Surely, we are not the one to judge how all players…

K-POP: How a culture gets translated without a translation company?

Anyone who has been in touch with Asian countries and culture has either by accident or by recommendation stumbled upon K-POP (in Korean 케이팝). It is a genre of popular…

Project Management: Do tight deadlines enhance or stifle creativity?

Think about Project Management and all the step-by-step processes developed by each company in the translation industry. We follow them on a daily basis and one of the first things…

Is the culture behind anime translatable?

We have all seen some of these wonderful stories like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon. In the last few decades, manga and anime have become more and more popular around the world.…

The Sun in Different Asian Cultures

June is hot and sunny and we are starting to think about vacations and beaches. And this is when, while staring at the bright blue sky, I got that small…

The importance of using different linguists in Translation, Editing, Proofreading (TEP)

Have you ever wondered why the most used service in translation is not just a one-person work but a 3-step process TEP (translation, editing, proofreading)? We share our experience in…

The Rise and Popularity of Game of Thrones in Asia

How did GoT become big in Asia? And what effect has it had on the overall success of the franchise? Let’s take a look! You would probably wonder what does…

How does Translation Memory work?

We will take a look at TM and explain to you how it works and its benefits. Ready to learn? What is Translation Memory? A simple way to explain it,…