You think you know your A-B-Cs, but do you know them in Spanish too? Thankfully the entrants in the first ever National Spanish Spelling Bee did, spelling their way through words like kanindeyuense (someone from a Paraguayan territory). But what was more unusual than the words to be spelled was where this prestigious event was held.
We’re forever talking about how great the foreign language internet is, but don’t just take our word for it. Flight comparison website, Skyscanner, has really, err, taken off, since launching their websites in different languages.
Over a third of UK exporters have experienced ’significant’ growth since branching out overseas.
We reported last month that Lingo24 had been placed on The Times’ International Track 100 list at number 81.
It’s been a really rough week for some of the UK’s big high-street names. Chocolate retailer, Thorntons has announced its time at the top has melted into oblivion with the closure of 120 stores at the very least, Liverpool-based fashion outlet T J Hughes has called in the administrators and Jane Norman closed the shutters on its high-street outlets for the final time.
Google has announced the launch of five new Indic languages on Google Translate.
What do you do when you’ve never flown before and don’t speak Spanish? You go to Panama for three months of course.
Tales of translations gone wrong never fail to amuse, so we put together our ten favourite business translation blunders.
Stop the presses! Lingo24 MD, Christian Arno, featured in another bit of high-profile coverage a couple of weeks ago, this time in Scottish newspaper, The Daily Record.