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    Google Translate vs Professional Interpreter Services: Why Human Translators Are Always More Effective

    A Guide to The Top Three Most Spoken European Languages

    Europe on map - top 3 spoken European languages When it comes to languages, Europe is a small yet mighty linguistic hub. As a relatively small continent with only 50 countries, it can be shocking to some that Europe is home to 150 languages. The majority of these languages evolved from the Indo-European family language tree; which also covers not only Europe but South Asia.   Here at Absolute Translations, we have teams of native-speaking translators across the globe; particularly in Europe where seven of our offices are based! As pioneers in translation services and interpretation, our professional translators understand the cultural nuances and specific subcultures of over 200...

    3 Language Facts from Professional Translators

    Language facts - graph sheet The world is full of diverse and unique languages - with roughly 6,500 spoken languages existing today. From the musical sounds of the Japanese language to the romantic expressions of French, there is plenty to get excited about when it comes to researching different languages. As a provider of certified translation services, Absolute Translations are passionate about languages and their uses. For over a decade, we have provided translation services for a variety of sectors including technical, medical and financial translation. Therefore, it’s important for us to understand the many differences between languages and their cultural nuances to ensure our client’s...

    The Differences Between Chinese, Japanese and Korean Languages

    Red Chinese lanterns - Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages There are an estimated 2,300 languages spoken in Asia. But Chinese, Japanese and Korean make up the most popular East Asian languages. Upon hearing the three languages spoken, you may struggle to distinguish exactly which one is which. Even the written alphabet can be hard to tell apart. While the three countries may be close in proximity, the languages have significant differences and unique features. The experts at one of the UK’s leading translation company, Absolute Translations have laid out a brief history and basic features of all the languages below: 1. Chinese As discussed in our previous blog about...

    The Top 3 Spoken Languages in the World

    Top 3 languages in the world - flags in globe With more than 7,000 languages registered around the world, it’s easy to wonder; “What are some of the most used languages in the world?” For example, in Papua New Guinea, there are over 800 languages spoken. Using Ethnologue, the translation experts at Absolute Translations - the UK’s leading providers of certified translation services, have put together a list of the top three most spoken languages around the world:   1. Mandarin Chinese While not strictly a single language, Chinese is recorded as the most spoken language in the world; with a total of 1.1 billion speakers. The biggest of the...

    ‘Do I Need Certified Document Translation Services?’ Absolute Translations Answers…

    Certified document translation services magnify glass on document As a business, you may be inclined to utilise online translating systems such as Google Translate when deciding how exactly to translate a document. However, despite its quick and cost-effective benefits, machine translators often produce grammatically inaccurate copy, lacking in cultural context and structure. With nearly 1 in 5 translated documents submitted for official purposes reported to be either fraudulent or technically inaccurate, government bodies, businesses, schools or other organisations cannot always rely on the accuracy of non-certified document translations.  However, when you utilise document translation services from a certified translation company, you are guaranteed reliable translation from one language...

    Why Translated Subtitles are Important in Video Adverts

    Video content translated subtitles on laptop In the last few years, video marketing has become extremely popular; with revenue from promotional videos reaching an estimated $5bn in 2018. However, marketers are making one fundamental mistake in their videos by not including subtitles. You may have recorded fantastic video content and done everything you can to promote it; from sharing it on social media to optimising the title and descriptions. Yet the results on your video may be poor. Any professional translator would be able to tell you this is because you haven’t added translated subtitles onto your content. Adding captions to your videos through video subtitling...