Ikigai – the Japanese “reason for being”

Every person has their own pace of life and each of us decides for themselves just how much work is enough work. There are some that prefer leisure to hard…

Using a company style guide to improve translation quality

Every person has a unique style of communication, something that makes them unique and recognizable. In business it is the same with each company, the brand they represent, the people…

Twitter – less is more. But is it, really?

For centuries communication between people was the main instrument for passing knowledge and solving problems. The way people interact has never been rigid or static – the means of communication…

Konglish – another example of the vibrance of the “New Englishes”

The late part of the previous century marks the birth and growth of hybrid languages, more often than not mixing a country’s native language with a variety of English. This…

Bahasa Indonesian and its sweet peculiarities

Indonesian (or Bahasa Indonesian) is the official language of Indonesia and the Indonesian archipelago. It is a relatively new language that has quickly taken its place in the rank as…

The future of translation – part human, part machine

With globalization growing by the day it has become mandatory to keep a mini-translator in our pockets. Whether that be Google translate or some other translating machine, we have got…

Exploring Asia: Interesting facts about the Mongolian language

By far, we have acquainted you with the peculiarities of numerous languages, spoken around the continent of Asia. Today, we will be taking a look at the language of the…

The Colors of Hmong – a centuries-old language

If you are a curious person, always searching for new, interesting facts and you happen to have a passion for languages and translation – then this article is for you!…

The after-effect of COVID-19 on the translation industry?

Nowadays, businesses in all sectors need to be agile. The ability to be able to adapt, survive, and thrive in the ever-changing environment has become one of the most important…

Challenges in Malay to English translation

Translating is a very interesting, yet challenging process. Whatever the languages that translators are working with, they always bear the great responsibility of correctly transferring the exact meaning of words…

Hinglish – the rapidly spreading Indian phenomenon

As observed in many other countries, the English language is slowly altering the face of local languages due to its popularity and simplicity. While other nations merely add English loanwords…

Exploring Japanese loanwords in English

Loanwords are words adopted from another language and there is almost no language that doesn’t make use of such terms. However, when such words are “borrowed” they do not necessarily…

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…

Closing the gap: translation and crisis management

In the past few months, the world is fighting a major crisis and everyone is trying to fit into this new reality. We are not going to address the crisis…

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…

Overcoming home office challenges: project management

Project managers are key players in helping companies pursue their ventures in such unstable times business-wise. They are the people responsible for planning, executing, and closing projects. They manage not…

Japan and Korea – the different aspects of Children’s day

Almost every country has a holiday that celebrates children. Youngsters are a very important part of society and there are a lot of traditions all around the world linked to…

Being successful in Japan: the challenges of gaming localization and translation

The interactive entertainment software industry, popularly known as the video game industry is reaching overwhelming numbers in net worth and profit from sales. Japan has the third-largest gaming market globally…

Cultural differences: saying “no” in India – how to read between the lines

In this blog, we’re often writing about cultural differences and peculiarities – habits some cultures have adopted that some of us cannot even imagine. Today we are going to go…

The marathon craze in Asia – combining healthy with fun

With spring going full force and summer waiting just around the corner people have already fully woken up and are searching for new challenges and adventures. As we can conclude…

Virtual networking: maintaining a relationship with clients and how the translation industry copes during this time of the outbreak?

In light of the recent events, humanity has to face a great number of difficulties. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, a lot of our daily routines had to be altered…

The differences between Native Speakers and Philologists

What is philology? Let us start by answering the question “What is a philologist?” Philology was born and brought to us by the era of the Renaissance. Initially, its functions…

The evolution of the Songkran Festival in Thailand

The Songkran festival is one of the most important celebrations in Thailand and is officially celebrated annually between the 13th and 15th of April. It is a guaranteed mixture of…

Asian loanwords in English: Chinese

Loanwords are the words that pass from one language to another. People often refer to this act as “borrowing” although it is not entirely correct to do so. The words…

A linguistic journey through Japanese restaurant culture

Naturally, wherever we travel, we want to get to know the local cuisine. But each country has its own rules and subtleties, even in such simple matters as going to…

Sticks and Squirrels: the Chinese method of multiplication

As we know, being “good in maths” is something of a talent some people possess. For some, mathematics is easy to understand and for others, it is a real nightmare!…

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…

Mulan – a true Chinese legend hitting the box offices in March 2020

A Synopsis of Mulan Hua Mulan was a Chinese warrior woman who lived during the Northern and Southern dynasties (a period of time that took place between 420 and 589…