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How Reliable are Camera/Image German Translation Apps?

Translation apps and online translation tools have been around for some time now. New additions to the technology include camera/image translation tools that are available for both Android and Apples devices. Are they reliable? Not really, if they are to be used professionally, but in most cases they are not.

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Differences Between the Old and New German Languages

If you are learning some basic German words, you may not be aware of just how much German has changed over the centuries. Even today, German speakers in different arts of Europe and different regions within Germany itself speak with a different dialect. These dialects may have a different word order and vocabulary, even though they are recognisably German.

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2019 Translation & Localization Conferences Around the World

Conferences offer a host of rewards to translators who make the effort to attend them. Advantages of attending a translation conference in 2019

There are good reasons for attending a translation conference. One of the main ones is being given the opportunity to pick up new knowledge from the conference speakers and the workshops offered throughout the event. Conferences are also great places for networking and meeting both fellow translators and contacts who could end up becoming clients. Freelance translators need something to motivate them and this is what attending a conference does. 

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Process for Applying a Schengen Visa in Australia

Australians are some of the world’s top travellers. When they visit Europe they are likely to stay between 11 and 16 days travelling in the countries. If you are an Australian citizen you are not required to get a visa for short trips to the Schengen countries in Europe. You can just arrive at the border by plane or train and get a 3-month stamp in your passport. This is issued instantly, as your passport number provides the immigration authorities with all the information they need to know about you.

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Translation Issues: With High-Context & Low-Context Cultures

Translators tend to specialise in the field of translation they work in. While fields like medical and scientific translation are very technical, translators have to deal with less cultural context than in other fields. Business and marketing translators, on the other hand, must always take into account the cultural context of the text they are translating.

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Why is German Translation So Popular Today?

German Translations for Business

Germany is one of the most affluent countries in Europe. It has a large manufacturing base specialising in well-known names in the car industry like BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz. This has attracted customers from all over the world to buy the products and sell them in their own countries. Few transactions between businesses in countries that do not share the same language will be able to occur unless translations take place to ensure the trading goes to plan. This is when translating German to the trading partners’ languages is a key to successful trading relations.

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What to Look For in a Medical Translator

Because translation services are in demand in just about every field, including the medical arena, translators tend to choose a field which they call their specialism. This makes it far easier when selecting a medical translator because the selection process can be based on the translator’s experience translating in the medical field. Because translators specialise there is no need to choose any translator as there are specialists to choose from who are more reliable and provide more accurate translations.

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Certified Translations of Prenuptial Agreements

Today, with a global, mobile population that does not speak any one single language, translations are more important than ever before. This includes translations of overseas marriage contracts and overseas prenuptial agreements from other languages into English and vice versa. This has increasingly become an important part of family law and estate law litigation in recent years.

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A Short Guide to German Football Vocabulary

Many Germans are keen on sport and the number of different sports played is as high as you would expect in a country with a large, relatively affluent population, many of whom live in large cities where sports facilities and opportunities to watch and play sport are well developed.

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How do Bilingual Speakers See the World?

Glib statements about human behaviour are often notoriously unreliable. It is impossible to subject human beings to the sort of objective testing which accompanies scientific experimentation. This lack of objectivity makes many observations about human behaviour unprovable and often outright dubious.

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