“Le Quinze Août”: the Acadian National Holiday

Partying “Acadien-Style” Did you think that was the French flag? Well, think again! It’s the Acadian flag. Acadia is an Atlantic Canadian region that was formerly a French colony. Historically speaking, Acadia included Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and parts of Québec and Maine. Acadians proudly bear distinct traditions, folklore, and accents from […]

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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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wintranslation Part of Trade Mission To U.S.

OTTAWA – wintranslation, a leading Canadian translation company that exports many of its services abroad is kicking off its 18th year in business by participating in a trade mission organized by the Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program in conjunction with the Consulate General of Canada in Miami, Florida. The trade mission is part of the […]

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OnJune 16, 2016, posted in: News by

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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OnMay 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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OnMarch 30, 2016, posted in: Articles, Cross-Cultural Articles, French, French Canadian by