What’s the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese?

The Chinese-speaking market amounts to more than a billion people on the mainland alone, so it’s unsurprising that businesses from around the world often require Chinese translation. As an international translation agency we’re regularly asked about translation into Mandarin and Cantonese, but the differences between the two and their relation to the written word may…

The Challenges of Legal Translation

As international communication becomes easier (and faster), it’s becoming increasingly feasible for companies to develop international trade, and so expand their business overseas. Sure, this offers new opportunities and possibilities, but it also poses challenges as companies attempt to adapt their operations to different cultures and languages. Many of these challenges are found in the…

Le Petit Prince: Translation Trouble

The animated feature The Little Prince is a fresh take on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 children’s French story: Le Petit Prince. Although previously translated for both print and screen, the latest adaptation posed many challenges to those involved thanks to a long-running issue with translating Saint-Exupéry’s French into English. According to Mark Osborne, the director…

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Parsey McParseface and the Evolution of Machine Translation

The countless mistranslations encountered as a result of machine translation have left many struggling to understand the benefits of such systems, even as their popularity grows among the general population. However, recent advancements in machine translation technology suggest such systems could soon be delivering a higher standard of results that may prompt people to take…