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Russia is Mordor? The Battle of Human vs. Machine Translation

Russia is Mordor? The Battle of Human vs. Machine Translation

Last week many news headlines widely reported an embarrassing incident of translation gone wrong at the automated hands of Google Translate’s Ukrainian to Russian feature. While countless mistranslations have been reported over the years, few have drawn as much attention as this one which translated “Russia” as…ready for it? Mordor. Yes, you read that right, […]

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On January 15, 2016, posted in: Articles by

Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Chooses wintranslation

Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Chooses wintranslation

Recently we have had the great pleasure of working with the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy to translate international student recruitment campaigns into multiple languages. Yes, we’re talking about THE Greg Norman, the former No. 1 ranked Australian professional golfer. Our team was especially excited about this because our president, Huiping Iler, is a tennis […]

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On January 5, 2016, posted in: Articles by

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Key Considerations for Successfully Entering the Quebec Real Estate Market wintranslation was recently featured in Canadian Apartment Magazine discussing our experience working with clients in the real estate sector who are looking to expand to Quebec. Read the article below, or click here for a full downloadable PDF   Click here to read the full article […]

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On December 17, 2015, posted in: Articles, Newspapers, Press by

Ojibwe Months: Names Chosen By Nature?

Ojibwe Months: Names Chosen By Nature?

In Ojibwe, September is known as “Waatebagaa-giizis” meaning “Leaves Turning Moon” In most languages, there is usually one standard way to refer to a month. However, this is definitely not the case when it comes to the Ojibwe language! In Ojibwe, months are named based on observations about nature or natural phenomenon. This method of […]

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On July 24, 2015, posted in: Articles by

Ramadan: A Quick Guide to the Month of Fasting!

Ramadan: A Quick Guide to the Month of Fasting!

Thursday June 18th, 2015 marks the start of the month of Ramadan, celebrated by 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. You likely have clients, business partners or colleagues who are celebrating and so you may have some questions about what it’s all about. If you would like some basic background about the month, were wondering why Ramadan […]

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On June 17, 2015, posted in: Articles, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural Articles by