What you should know about language regulations in Quebec, Canada

“…[French is the official language of Quebec and its government and law, as well as] the normal and everyday language of work, instruction, communication, commerce and business.” - Preamble of the Charter of the French Language As you probably know, French is the official language of the Canadian providence of Quebec. Passed in 1974, the Charter of the French Language - also known as Bill 101 or Loi 101 - made French the sole official language of Quebec. Before the Charter was passed, [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:40:50-04:00May 10th, 2013|French|1 Comment

Speak Spanish like a native with Spanish Slang and Idioms

Spanish slang and idioms are essential if you want to speak Spanish like a native plus using them will make your Spanish colorful and riveting. Beware if you consult a dictionary because slang and idioms cannot be translated literally and can have a completely different meaning. In addition, slang and idioms vary quite a bit among the different Spanish speaking countries. What is slang/ idiom? Slang is basically a nonstandard vocabulary of a given language. Slang may or may not have optional literal [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:41:25-04:00May 9th, 2013|Spanish|0 Comments

Everything you need to know about doing business in China

China is home to one of the most complex and oldest civilizations in the world. It’s a very large country and also extremely diverse from one province to another. Business opportunities abound in China today which is why many Western business people find themselves in the enviable position of getting to travel to this country looking to expand their businesses. So, if you’re traveling to China on business, there are a few things unique to the Chinese people that you should be aware [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:43:11-04:00May 7th, 2013|Chinese, General|0 Comments

Translating Word documents from German to English

I think we can all agree that German is a difficult language to learn. Maybe that’s why Google returns approximately 16 million results when searching for “translating word documents from German to English”. So, how can you convert a German word document into English and understand what it says without having to spend big money on translation agencies or wait weeks for it to be delivered to you? Systran’s German translator, at your service Translation software has proven to be an efficient and [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:44:56-04:00April 15th, 2013|English, General, German|0 Comments

How to promote your business with SlideShare

Did you know that SlideShare gets 5 times more traffic from business owners than Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn? For those of you who haven’t yet heard about SlideShare, also known as “The Quiet Giant of Content Marketing”, it’s a social media site where you can upload presentations and share them with the world. A simple concept that makes it the perfect tool to spread your fame far and wide. Currently, there isn’t so much competition as on the other social platforms. Plus, [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:45:47-04:00April 12th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Introducing SYSTRANLinks: Translate your Website in Seconds

The world is shrinking. So, if you’re a business owner you’re probably looking for efficient solutions to promote and sell your products and services internationally. Entering a global market has a lot of perks, including increased revenue for your company. But to reach multilingual audiences, you need to speak their language. According to a survey ran by Common Sense Advisory, more than 70% of costumers said that they would be more likely to buy a product or service with information in their own [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:46:32-04:00April 4th, 2013|General, Translation Software|0 Comments

Tips for Portuguese Translation and Search Engine Optimization

When translating your website pages, white papers or online marketing materials from English to Portuguese, a word-for-word translation will not work. If you want to get the same or even better SEO results, you must first research, localize and adapt your content for the Portuguese target audience. So, what can you do to stay on top of the game when translating your English content to Portuguese? In this article, we will cover a few things you can do to ensure you optimize your [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:49:09-04:00March 14th, 2013|Portuguese, Translation Software|0 Comments

Breaking down barriers and creating a great multicultural work environment

  Working in a multicultural environment with people from all over the world is fantastic but also challenging at the same time. While employees with different cultural backgrounds bring a fresh perspective and maybe new and effective ways of getting things done, it’s not uncommon for misunderstanding and confusion to occur when running a multicultural workplace. Imagine you have a diverse team of people coming from different countries like India, Mexico, Greece and Spain. Communication can be difficult when English is not your [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:50:06-04:00March 12th, 2013|Translation Software|0 Comments

How to market your business to Hispanic Americans

If you’re looking to grow your business, you can no longer ignore the Hispanic American market. Believe it or not, the Hispanic American consumers will represent $1.5 trillion in annual buying power by 2015 and 30% of the United Stated population by 2050. However, this growing demographic continues to be ignored by most businesses in America. The main reason is because businesses don’t know how to communicate with Hispanic consumers and how to earn their trust and loyalty. If you want to understand [...]

By |2017-05-12T22:50:59-04:00March 7th, 2013|Spanish, Translation Software|0 Comments