Tag: portuguese

Afrikaans Translation Challenges

Afrikaans Translation Challenges

[ 0 ] August 16, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Afrikaans is not the first language we tend to think of when we think about Africa as a whole. It doesn’t even sound like the names of other African languages, and yet it is in third place in terms of most commonly-spoken languages in the country of South Africa. Zulu and Xhosa […]

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Top Five Trending Online Languages

Top Five Trending Online Languages

May 25, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Google has recently released some very important data regarding what languages are the most popular in terms of Google Translate. A few of them are ones that everyone would expect to see on a list of trending online languages, but there are some missing that most would think of as trending, and […]

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English to Italian Translation Challenges

English to Italian Translation Challenges

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Translation is no easy task no matter what language pair is involved. However, each pair does have specific and generally unique challenges that translators must deal with. When it comes to translating from English into Italian, there are some things that translators need to keep in mind. Of course, if they are […]

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What Can Skype Translator Do for You?

What Can Skype Translator Do for You?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan English is by and far the most common business and commerce language, so much so that it has come to be the lingua franca of the world, practically. Anyone who is anyone in international business has at least a basic level of English that is used to communicate with clients via email, […]

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Three Languages You Didn’t Know Were Native to Portugal

Three Languages You Didn’t Know Were Native to Portugal

[ 0 ] February 25, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Though it may not be the most talked-about country in Europe, Portugal has its charms and interesting history very much linked to that of Spain and neighboring countries. The official language of Portugal, Portuguese, is not as widely spoken as its neighbor, Spanish, but due to Portuguese colonization can be found as […]

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Portuguese Spelling Reform Still Creating Quite a Stir

Portuguese Spelling Reform Still Creating Quite a Stir

[ 0 ] February 25, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Even before the French language committee had announced that there will be spelling changes implemented for around 2,400 French words, Portugal led the way in 1990 with a proposal to make Portuguese spelling more uniform across the different countries that speak it. This meant essentially favoring the Brazilian pronunciation and spelling of […]

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Marketing in Spanish-Speaking Latin America: Why We Must Do Our Research

Marketing in Spanish-Speaking Latin America: Why We Must Do Our Research

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Latin America is that amazing region of the world that begins in Mexico, includes many Caribbean islands, and extends down to the tip of South America. As most people know, the dominant language spoken there is Spanish, with Brazilian Portuguese coming in second. What many people don’t realize, however is that one […]

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Three of the Most Important Languages of Angola

Three of the Most Important Languages of Angola

[ 0 ] January 19, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan For those who don’t know, Angola is an African country located on the Atlantic coast in the south. It shares a border with Namibia, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is among the largest countries in Africa. The seeds of colonization of Angola by the Portuguese were planted in […]

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