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A Look at Canada’s Immigration Process

by Colton Jones Canada is known for many things: hockey, poutine, friendly people, and more importantly-its millions of immigrants. But why are immigrants choosing to call Canada home, considering all of their other options? This article provides insights into the reasons behind Canada’s booming immigrant population and provides some guidelines on the immigration process. Canada …

5 Unique Ways to Learn Another Language

by Rachel Perez  There are many paths to take when learning another language. From apps to tutors to simply watching foreign films, everyone learns differently. What’s important is to find a way that works for you. Learning another language has several benefits. For instance, there are over 400 million Spanish speakers across the world. Think …

Who are the Slavs and what languages do they speak?

The Slavs do not represent a single nation. The term Slavic is both a noun and an adjective. As a noun, Slavic designates a group of languages ​​of the Indo-European family. In Europe, there are currently 300 million Slavic speakers. The adjective Slavic describes the belonging to the ethnic group of the Slavs. This post …

Did Ukraine Win Eurovision 2022 Because of Russia?

The annual Eurovision song contest started in 1958 as a showcase for musical talent in European countries. The winner is decided by a jury system, where each participating country gets a vote. This system has always been a cause of distrust, as some years have seen a politicization of the vote. In this year’s Eurovision …

9 Best Smartphone Translators for 2022

COVID-19 has severely curtailed foreign travel. In the USA, the CDC is updating travel requirements on a daily basis and warning citizens to avoid travel in many of the world’s most travelled tourist destinations. In Europe, many countries are going on lockdown or semi-lockdown to combat new mutations of the virus. That’s why translator apps …

Is AI the new MT? Are Translators Facing Extinction?

by David Grunwald, GTS Translation I just tuned-in to a Q&A session on LinkedIn with Lionbridge CEO John Fennelly, which was hosted by translation industry guru Renato Beninatto of Nimdzi Insights. It was a very interesting, insightful and well-run online event thanks to the efforts of Tucker Johnson. Before I get into it, I owe …

6 Reasons Your Company Should Expand to Southeast Asia

Whether you’re a startup looking to leverage the fastest growing markets or you’re already a multinational company in the midst of expansion, there are several reasons you should open operations in Southeast Asia. Its growing economy is large, youthful and under-exploited. With the right entry strategy, tapping into the Southeast Asia market can help your …

International Dating: Bridging the Language of Love

Like online porn, dating websites were one of earliest drivers of the Internet. Even before social networks were introduced, people were using the net to find their soulmate. And like mail order brides, many of the dating websites are international. Translation technology has been a major factor in the growing popularity of international dating websites, …

Translating for free. When a picture is worth 1,000 words.

Last week we received the following email from a potential customer. This is what he wrote: I hope that all is well. My name is Anthony and I lead our regulatory/compliance efforts at XYZ Parfums. We’re developing some new aftershave products, and need to have “aftershave” translated into a few different languages for packaging for …

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