Translating between English and Chinese is complex. First, there are two dialects of spoken Chinese: Mandarin and Cantonese. (Read more about Chinese dialects in our post on Mandarin vs. Cantonese.) Mandarin is generally the dialect of global business, but there are many needs to translate to and from Cantonese, especially for a Cantonese-speaking workforce.
Evanston, IL (February 1, 2018) – Multilingual Connections, a leading woman-owned translation agency that provides translation, transcription, multimedia and interpretation services in over 75 languages, announced that it has relocated its office to 847 Chicago Ave Ste 250 in Evanston, IL. “My family moved to Evanston in 2014, and it didn’t take long before I […]
Another week, another torturous debacle for the Donald Trump presidency. Last Thursday, in a private meeting on immigration with Senate lawmakers, President Trump confounded his audience by asking “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” The statement, which was in reference to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations, was roundly […]
Join us at our office in Evanston, Illinois on Tuesday, January 16 as we host the Global Chamber’s multi-metro event: Cross-Cultural Communication in Global Business 2.0. We’re excited to host the Global Chamber® for a presentation and discussion on cross-cultural communication in global business. This discussion is designed for exporters, importers and cross-border investors looking to be […]
You can’t turn on the news or go online these days without coming across the topic of sexual harassment. As a result, companies are scrambling to update their policies and ensure compliance across their organizations. Just last week, Facebook released its policy on sexual harassment and bullying. COO Sheryl Sandberg describes the motivation for sharing […]
Our Vendor Manager, Seyma Albarino, participated in the American Translators Association (ATA) Annual Conference for the first time. She shared her experiences with us: Now nearly in its sixth decade, the ATA Annual Conference (whose 2017 moniker was “ATA58”) is widely recognized as the gold standard for American language specialists looking to network, learn about […]
Not long ago, the Day of the Dead was largely unknown throughout the US. You couldn’t find Day of the Dead-themed candle holders at Target or kitchen towels at World Market decorated with “calaveras,” ornate and colorful skulls associated with this holiday.
What makes a translation accurate? What makes a translation good? And do the two always go hand in hand? A translation can be accurate, but that doesn’t mean that it’s good. There’s more to translation than conveying the content of the original—it’s also about conveying the overall feel of the original. Beyond accuracy, and beyond […]
Why do we deem some accents beautiful and others not, or assume that they indicate education or competence – or a lack thereof? In this blog, intercultural and diversity consultant Tatyana Fertelmeyster shares her experiences and the experiences of others in reaction to her Russian accent. —— When somebody asks me where I am from, […]
Mark your calendars! Just last month, the United Nations Department for General Assembly & Conference Management gave its stamp of approval for declaring September 30th International Translation Day. Their announcement came on the heels of a draft resolution titled “The role of professional translation in connection with nations and fostering peace, understanding and development.” The […]
Multilingual Connections is committed to helping our clients create stronger connections with their multilingual audiences—but we’re also committed to rolling up our sleeves and connecting with our local community. As such, we share volunteer opportunities with our team and encourage them to spend some of their work time offsite volunteering. Here’s a summary of some […]
Although we’ve always said that friends shouldn’t let friends use Google Translate, we would be the first to admit that it can still be an awful lot of fun! On a recent episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, backed by actress Anne Hathaway, performed novel renditions of several songs whose lyrics had been translated […]