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La lingua dell’amore. Interesting Facts about the Italian Language

Italian is the language of love, passion, music and culture. In addition to good food, art and fashion, the Italian language is one of the elements that characterize life in Italy and connects the country and its people. We’ll take you on a journey through the Italian language variants and tell you some interesting facts …

Facebook Woes Spell Trouble for the Translation Industry

In the largest one day valuation drop in the history of the stock market, shares of Facebook parent company META (stock symbol: FB) plunged yesterday over 26%. The tech-heavy NASDAQ stock index also suffered one of its most precipitous drops in years. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reported that earnings missed the forecast and revealed other …

Portuguese: are we going to Brazil or to Portugal?

Portuguese is spoken by about 250 Million people worldwide. In the translation industry, most of the work we do is intended for either Brazil or Portugal. Portuguese is spoken in a number of African countries as well. But most companies do not target their localization efforts to poor countries like Angola, even though Portuguese is …

Localizing for Europe’s Small Countries

When it comes to countries, bigger isn’t always better. Although Europe’s smallest countries are tiny enough to be overlooked, each of them has a fascinating history and many intriguing attractions to discover, from beautiful scenery to historic cities to excellent museums. Read on to learn more about Europe’s seven smallest countries, the languages spoken in …

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