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 differences between Western and Eastern storytelling

This might come across as a topic that people rarely think about, but if you happen to be a fan of books and novels and have a background that involves…

Lost in translation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

With the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 this summer, Tokyo is facing a lot of problems, and solutions for them must be found and implemented sooner rather than later. Some of…

India: Meeting spring with a splash of color

With spring just around the corner, we’re here to share with you an exceptional and colorful celebration of life and new beginnings in India. The Holi festival, held in India…

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…

Localization through SEO in Asia – Episode 2: Korea

Ranked as having one of the world’s fastest internet connections, South Korea is famous for its high-speed internet connectivity and the fact that Wi-fi is ubiquitous within its borders, being…

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…

How to call a waiter in different countries in Asia

Have you ever witnessed tourists being unconsciously rude to the waiters in your home country? Or the other way around – have you ever unintentionally offended a waiter, just because…

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…

Localization through SEO in Asia – Episode 1: China

Nowadays, Google is like an online encyclopedia. You can look for anything and everything online with only a few clicks. Of course, all brands are competing to be on the…

PARASITE – the translation work behind-the-scenes

With the Golden Globes stepping off the stage for this year, you have probably started coming across the name “Parasite” quite often. This is because of the 6-times-nominated and, consequently…

Yuki Matsuri – the coolest festival in Japan!

Winter has come to Japan, and a great deal of fun arrived with it. Contrary to the common tourist beliefs, Japan is charming not only in the spring — during…

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…

Exquisite or downright scary? Asia’s most peculiar dishes.

When traveling to Asia, trying the local food is a must. The incredibly tasty, yet funky dishes of the continent make it a perfect place for food tourism to flourish.…

Asia shows how different the beginning of the New Year can be!

We’ve already acquainted you with some fascinating Christmas traditions taking place in the continent of Asia, and today we’ve prepared something with that same spark of holiday spirit. We’ve engaged…

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…

Filipino and localization challenges

The Philippines definitely sounds like an exotic holiday destination, as there’s a lot to discover in the archipelago’s nature and culture. What about their language practices? There are close to…

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…

Similarities between Thai and Mandarin

Today we’re going to dive in and take a look at the linguistic similarities between two languages, both of which originate from Asian countries with a considerable proximity to one…

Inching our way into the peculiarities of Asian systems of measurement

Measurement units in the translation industry We might not pay a lot of attention to doing so, but we use vocabulary that relates to measurement very often in both our…

Localization and E-commerce strategy in India

India is one of the world’s emerging markets which is also home to a long history, vibrant culture and over one billion population. It is the land of opportunity! If…

How do Asians celebrate Christmas?

In the upcoming festive season, we’ll be taking a look at how Christmas is perceived in Asian countries. Is it a big celebration occasion, or just a commercial festival? Is…

Localization in Disney songs and why they stay in our heads for a lifetime

What is localization? A lot of people nowadays can’t tell the difference between translation and localization. It’s an understatement to say that those two things are not one and the…

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…

Lao and Thai – same, same but not really

The shared history Thailand and Laos have long been considered as sibling countries, having shared a history even before the colonial era began. They share not only the same origin…

The Chinese dragon – an ancient protector of the Chinese people

China – a country of many impressions. When people refer to China, the things that usually come to mind are facts such as the population of the country, the difficulty…

What is the Asian version of Bon Appétit?

When you’re in Asia as a foreigner, the main focus usually falls on the food. Asian cuisine is a masterful – as strange as it might sound, look or taste!…

Netflix and chill in the realm of Chinese productions?

Netflix may be prohibited in China – where government regulation favors homegrown rivals like iQiyi, Tencent Video, and Alibaba’s Youku – but that hasn’t stopped the US-based streaming-video giant from…