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Translate into European Spanish or Latin American Spanish?

Spanish is the official language in 20 countries. It is spoken by 417 million people around the world (Ethnologue) and it’s the third language used online after English and Chinese. Even if it’s not an official language, Spanish is the second most used language in the United States;  95% of population speak Spanish in Puerto […]

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On January 27, 2012, posted in: Translation Articles by

Don't entry – more funny translations from China trip

I am almost running out translation jokes from my trip to China last November – seriously! This picture was taken at the five star resort Chimelong Park (I feel very bad now – I have blogged so many times about them – all in negative context but it was a lovely park).  It was a […]

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On January 26, 2012, posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous by

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Don’t forget! In 2012, the Chinese New Year starts on January 23. It’s still time to send an e card if you have friends or coworkers who celebrate this festival. Click here to select a Chinese New Year ecard, already translated in Chinese. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festival in the […]

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On January 20, 2012, posted in: Miscellaneous by

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Don’t Flap the Glass – more funny translations from China

This picture was taken from one of the largest tropical resorts in China. It was a five star destination but poor English language signage litter the whole place. This was at a koala exhibit – “don’t flap the glass.” They should ask me to help them screen a good Chinese translator! :-)

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On January 19, 2012, posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous by

Funny translations from China – sweat peppers on your pizza?

I took this picture in China during a trip there last November. We were eating at a beautifully decorated pizza restaurant that looks very much like a Pizza Hut. But a closer look at the menu cracked us up – “sweat pepper” were offered as a choice for topping instead of “sweet pepper.” I told […]

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On January 12, 2012, posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous by