Do You Ever Hold Meetings With Non English Speaking People?

They say that we live in a global village these days and this means that many of us are coming into more contact with foreigners. The ones that come to visit us for their own purposes may well have taken the trouble to learn how to speak English before departing on their travels. But, what if it is us who seek out the foreign language speaker, maybe we want to sell him something? Can we really expect him to learn our language before buying our product?

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How Translators Cope Up With Variation In Language

Language variation is a big challenge for professional translators. Every language has its own syntactical structures and phonological principles. Every language has ethnic diversions as well. Stylistic variations in language have always been an area of interest for sociolinguists. It has been noticed that each individual has his/her own “stylistic variations” while speaking. The style of speech we adopt has a lot to do with our social upbringing, our environment, our education and our ethnic background etc. We talked to a German translator from The Marketing Analysts Translation Services Company who told us about the stylistically diverse documents they receive for language translation.

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Africa as a promising land

The primitive continent of Africa, unexplored by foreign investors, was labeled as an under-developed country and didn’t attract much attention of the outside world for many years. It was considered a land with limited resources, often struck with drought and epidemics and its only redeeming feature was the wide range of wildlife it had. But now things have changed and Africa is a place of attraction for foreign investors. The oil and gas reserves located in many African countries like Sudan, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Angola and Chad have enthralled the foreign excavators and investors recently. And this recent development in the African Continent has resulted in a need for translators and translation services.

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