English and German share a common origin. This means today there are some German words that are exactly the same as in English or more often nearly the same. The two languages are also quite distinct and bafflingly there are words that seem identical yet have different meanings!
Every language is of course unique. There are always some funny words in any language that appeal to the sense of humour of someone who is learning something about that language for the first time. German is just one of those languages that seems to have accumulated some of the most fascinating and hilarious words. Many of these hilarious German words are compound nouns and verbs that at least to the English speaker seem extraordinarily long.
Language barriers can take place in all sorts of different circumstances because today more people travel to different countries for vacations, for educational purposes, and for business. A language barrier exists if someone loses their way in a city and needs to ask someone else for help but doesn’t know the language well enough to be understood. In this sort of situation, there is normally somebody around to assist who is bilingual and knows the visitor’s language.
Germans have enjoyed their Christmas markets for centuries, but now the rest of the world has learned the secret. Tens of thousands of people flock to Germany every year in December to visit the markets. Just about every German city, town and village has at least one German Christmas market, so how does the casual visitor know which are the best ones to visit?
Translation has been around a very long time but today its importance has grown considerably as an essential device for business, company and customer communication all over the world. Traditionally those seeking translations simply found a freelancer capable of doing the job. However, today the rise of machine translation has meant machines replacing humans has only just begun as it starts to merge with human translators.
German compliments are considered to be the most important social tools made available for people who use spoken German. It is a method for Germans to keep friendships and to keep attached to those they know well. It’s quite surprising how German compliments can be a lead to good opportunities as well.
If you are planning on visiting Germany, Austria, Switzerland or one of the smaller German-speaking communities like Liechtenstein, it’s nice to know that you will find that more often than not the people you meet will speak at least a little English and many will know a lot. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a go at learning as many German phrases as possible.
Translation businesses, both small and large, provide language pair translation services to businesses throughout the world so that they can attain their marketing objectives. More and more countries are becoming increasingly active on the international market so there is an increase in demand for language pair translation.