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The French Face Off: Canada vs. France

Of course most people hear and realize that there’s a difference between the French spoken in Canada and in France. There is the obvious difference in accent, but it goes far beyond that and can also be found in writing. The main differences exist in terminology, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. In fact, the difference […]

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TED Talk: The World’s English Mania

wintranslation is a volunteer translator with TED’s Open Translation project–a global volunteer effort to subtitle TED talks and make them accessible around the world. The latest video we subtitled is Jay Walker’s TED Talk “The world’s English mania” which has over 4 million views! In his talk, Jay Walker eplains why two billion people around the […]

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On May 26, 2016, posted in: Articles by

“Mom what’s for dîner?”

We’ve probably all heard and said that phrase once in our life, and after hearing it you might think “dîner” refers to the similar English word “dinner” and if you’re in France you could be right. But if you’re in a different French speaking country you’d be wrong, the English equivalent for “dîner” would be […]

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On March 30, 2016, posted in: Articles, Cross-Cultural Articles, French, French Canadian by

2015 Year In Review

Research shows that self-reflection is critical for self-improvement. Once a year, as a company, we take a look back and reflect. Here are some of our highlights from 2015.   First time on the Book of Lists The 2015 edition of the Ottawa Business Journal’s Book of Lists ranked us the fifth largest translation company […]

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On February 25, 2016, posted in: Articles by

A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese New Year 2016

A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese New Year 2016

This time of year can be a tough time for many. The short, cold days combined with the reality of tough-to-keep New Year’s resolutions is often a recipe for mid-winter blues–even for the cheeriest among us. If, however, you’re lucky enough to be Chinese this time of year, none of it seems so bad because […]

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On February 5, 2016, posted in: Articles, Chinese by