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Top 7 Countries in the World for Digital Nomads

Digital nomads make the most of the interconnected modern world to make the entire world their office. Digital nomads typically work in fields such as computing or writing, where it’s possible to complete their work online and they have no need to be based in any fixed place. Topping the list of digital nomads are …

The Pros and Cons of Life in Canada’s Five Largest Cities

Although Canada is the world’s second-largest country by area, it has a relatively small population of only thirty-six million residents and only a handful of cities with a total population of more than one million people.  Canada’s largest cities are mostly spread across the country’s southern border, from Vancouver on the Pacific Coast to Montreal …

Getting to Know Canada – Subtle Differences Americans Will Discover

The United States and Canada share the same continent and boast the longest border in the world. This border is undefended in a military sense, allowing Americans and Canadians to cross back and forth with relative ease. In many respects, the cultures of the two countries are similar. However, Americans travelling to Canada will notice …

Chups or Chips? Deciphering Australian and New Zealand English

As a New Zealander traveling the globe, it must be frustrating and tiresome to constantly hear the question “which part of Australia are you from?” To those who can’t call the great country ‘down under’ or the ‘land of the long white cloud’ home, the difference between an Australian and a New Zealand accent is …

Chinese Translators take Coronavirus in stride

The coronavirus could not have come at a worst time. During the Chinese New Year, many people take to the roads and railroads, sometimes traveling up to three days to be with family. The outbreak of the coronavirus forced many people to stay at home for the holidays. But for most translators, business is usual …

Get to know your customers. Localizing your website for Latin America.

This post provides valuable insight into the mindset of Latin American customers to help you optimize your website localization efforts. Social scientists have studied cross-cultural communication for decades, and some of their findings can shed light on what should and should not be done when trying to appeal to foreign markets. This article explores some …

TCHAU TUPI, OLÁ PORTUGUÊS! THE BEAUTIFUL BLEND OF BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

Brazilian Portuguese is a widely spoken language, but what exactly is Brazilian Portuguese? A mix of Brazilian and Portuguese? It is not quite that simple. Fortunately, for those of us who cannot seem to get our head around the complexities of Brazilian Portuguese, there are plenty of brilliant Brazilian Portuguese Voiceover artists to help solve …

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