We were recently asked to proof a Korean formatted layout file in PDF against a Word file and were questioned about several Korean characters that looked different on the PDF than on the translated Word file. Our Korean team then explained in detail the differences in appearance of a character depending on the font used and also depending on their position within a sentence.
There are a few songs that were so famous that they were translated into different languages and then sung in those languages. One song that comes to mind is “itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini”. You can find that song in many languages, even including languages such as Finnish and Serbian.
Love is in the air and all around us. Perhaps the most hopeless romantic is Mother Nature herself. Scattered throughout the world off coastlines from the United States to Argentina and Fiji are several naturally formed heart-shaped islands. Some are uninhabited, others privately owned, while still others draw tourists looking for a little romance.
Happy Valentine’s day from everyone at World Translation Center. Here is a little video to show our love for providing translation and subtitling. We hope you enjoy and share the love!
Have you ever heard of the “Tomatina” in Spain? It claims to be the world’s largest food fight festival, where towards the end of August over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets and at everything and at everybody. Well, Italy has something similar each year at carnival, it is called The Orange Battle.
This year, the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year starts on the 28th of January and will end on the 15th of February 2018. It is also called the Spring Festival.
The Chinese zodiac changes every 12 years; it is influenced by the sun and the moon. That day is always around February 4th. This year the year of the Chinese Red Fire Chicken starts on February 3rd. It is the date when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. That means the Chinese Lunar New Year is not the first day of the Red Fire Chicken Year.
Is there really such a thing as the longest word or can we create one that can continue to grow?
Mark Twain said in “That Awful German Language” that “Some German words are so long that they have a perspective.”
The Liwa Oasis belongs to the Nahyan family, who are the leaders of the Abu Dhabi emirate and the United Arab Emirates. To this day, the Bedouin tribes are cultivating date palms there, an impressive sight in the middle of the desert.
The Moreeb Dune, which means ‘Terrifying Mountain’ at the Liwa Oasis is one of the longest sand dunes in the world; its height reaches approximately 990ft, about 300m, and its width is 5,250ft, or 1,600m.
Everyone at World Translation Center would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We hope you enjoy the video, produced in-house by Peter Thomasberger.
With Thanksgiving behind us, the focus now turns to Christmas. Besides rushing to be the first to snap up the best deals on sales items for Christmas presents, people start decorating their houses inside and outside and putting up Christmas trees.