Translation

Reasons why customers don’t like the translation agency experience

I come across a version of this statement so many times: “I have worked with so many translation agencies and my experience has been bad – I have given up on finding a good one that provides what we need.”  This kind of feedback is why we started Lyngual. There are reasons for the feeling of “they don’t get me” most of which can be fixed – that’s what we did. 

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Cultural differences in translation and how to deal with them

Language is closely tied to culture, which makes it important to not only consider the target language but also the target culture of the country of publication. In English, we are aware of the differences between for example American and British English, which ranges from different expressions for the same concept (e.g. elevator vs lift) to colloquial expressions and idioms that may not exist in in other countries besides the one where the term originated.

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Cultural differences in translation and how to deal with them bu

Language is closely tied to culture, which makes it important to not only consider the target language but also the target culture of the country of publication. In English, we are aware of the differences between for example American and British English, which ranges from different expressions for the same concept (e.g. elevator vs lift) to colloquial expressions and idioms that may not exist in in other countries besides the one where the term originated.

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3 things to bear in mind when translating between English and German (part 2)

Translating between English and German seems easy enough. However there are many pitfalls, false friends and things to keep in mind when creating a high quality translation that is easily overlooked. Here are a few points that we think are interesting:

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Tips for translators going through periods of little traffic.

Translators and other freelancers will be familiar with unsteady work dynamics. There may be weeks that are very busy – and others where there don’t seem to be any suitable projects for you. But that doesn’t mean that your time has to go to waste. Here are a few tips how you can use your extra time when there are not that many projects for you to work on.

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Translator Rate Squeeze

The profession of translator is thousands of years old and has been around almost as long as written language exists. But the times where the job was treated fair is long gone - or is it?

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3 Things to bear in mind when translating between Spanish and English

Translating fom Spanish to English or vice versa can be easy - if you keep these three things in mind!

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3 Things to bear in mind when translating between German and English

It is commonly known that German assigns grammatical gender to every noun, marked by the definite articles ‘der, die, das’ or the indefinite articles ‘ein / eine’. Whilst this in itself may cause non-natives to struggle with writing in German, it usually does not cause any issues with translations into English.

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