We’re delighted to announce we’ve opened our newest office in Nuremberg, Germany. Alexander Grellmann will be leading our team, using his extensive accounts experience to offer the best German translation services to this important market.
It might be a good excuse to “have a break”, but the humble Kit Kat is hardly the world’s most exciting chocolate biscuit. This all changes if you’re in Japan. The snack is available in a bewildering assortment of flavours from soy sauce to baked potato with butter.
Writer Katharina Haberstock asks what skills a successful translator needs.
Some people think translating is as simple as replacing one word by another. But that’s a very one-sided view. In fact, there’s much more to being a successful multilingual translator.
The clock’s ticking down to one of the year’s biggest IT and security events in London. For those who don’t know, InfoSecurity Europe is a huge global meeting place, where exhibitors show off some of their newest and most exciting technologies. And of course, Lingo24 will be there next week!
You might not be surprised to know that demand for global language services is growing. More of the world’s population are getting online, making the web a much more multilingual place. And the economic slowdown in Europe and North America has led more companies to target emerging markets.
The best things in life come in threes, according to the ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius. And we like to think the same is true of our Swiss websites!
We love to talk here at Lingo24, no matter the language! And now we’ve made it easier than ever to get in touch, with our new live chat feature.
They’re the building blocks of language, and are constantly being invented in every living language. Last year, around 400 new words were added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary. And that’s not to count old words that take on new meanings, such as “follower” and “tweet”.
Whether you’re in London or Lahore, it’s hard to avoid people tapping away on their mobile phones. It’s estimated that a staggering 87 per cent of the world’s population now has a mobile device. And this year, sales of smartphones are expected to overtake PCs for the first time.
Speaking your customers’ language is the key to successful marketing overseas. There’s plenty of evidence people prefer to make purchases in their mother tongue. But if you want to compete on an equal level with local businesses, then international translation is just the start.