30.04.2019

How to Small Talk – Five Tips for Finns

trainer and language training

You just heard from your boss that you’ve been chosen to attend an international meeting in Madrid. You’re immediately flattered and excited for the opportunity. After the initial excitement passes, however, you start to think about it a bit more. A slight fear starts to creep in. You begin to realize that, while there, you must have conversations with people you barely know about unimportant topics. You must be polite and social though you know you won’t feel like being either. In short, you must learn to do the thing that Finns dread most: You must learn how to small talk.

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20.03.2019

The fastest translation agency in the pit lane

language technology, translator and translating

A few years ago, I was at a conference where project management in translation agencies was being discussed. You know, what steps take place in a translation agency from receiving a source text to the delivery of the final translation. The service process may appear simple but, in fact, behind the scenes it could be compared to a pit stop during a Formula 1 race.

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27.12.2018

Let’s keep up the good work!

translation agency, customer experience

Once again, it’s that time of year when we make plans for the future, take stock of our successes this year and review where we have room for improvement in the year to come. In addition to our daily requests for feedback on translations, interpreting and language training, every year in November, we carry out an extensive feedback survey and compare the results with previous years. I would like to thank everyone who responded to our survey for their valuable feedback.

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24.10.2018

Frequently asked questions about translation and language services

translation, translation agency

Our translation service handles tens of thousands of translation orders a year, therefore we also receive many questions that we are always happy to answer. We have collected together for your benefit the most frequently asked questions about translation and language services.

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29.06.2018

Language? But of Course!

kielikoutsicrew, language training

Picture this: you feel your language skills are not up to par, yet once more you need to get back down to the old grind and utilize a second language in your work. Sound at all familiar?

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14.06.2018

Five tips for improving your language skills

language training

Just knowing English won’t take you far these days as everyone is expected to know how to speak it. English has achieved the status of a lingua franca and it is often regarded as a civil skill, much in the same way as using the internet. It’s therefore not very difficult to justify why it’s worthwhile having versatile language skills and developing those skills further. Having a second language in your back pocket is a real advantage. For example, it will help you stand out in the job market. It increases your professional options and opens new doors in searching for information. However,...

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01.04.2018

Surprise translation assignment from Eurovision participants

translation agency, translator and translating

Delingua has received an unexpected translation assignment from three of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest participants. Translation and language services agency Delingua was approached this week by representatives of Serbia, Portugal and Greece, who all fear the choice of language for their songs will affect their chances of success.

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24.01.2018

Stop doing mistakes

kielikoutsi

How does that sound to you? Proficient users of English will spot the error, but for many non-native speakers, this sentence might not sound strange at all. Thankfully, Kielikoutsi is here to help and maybe this blog will help you stop making some common mistakes!

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19.01.2018

Stop doing mistakes

kielikoutsi

How does that sound to you? Proficient users of English will spot the error, but for many non-native speakers, this sentence might not sound strange at all. Thankfully, Kielikoutsi is here to help and maybe this blog will help you stop making some common mistakes!

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18.01.2018

What is a translation memory?

translation agency, translation memory software, translation memory, translator and translating

A customer asked us to explain what we mean exactly when we talk about a customer-specific translation memory. This is something new customers ask us about every now and then, so I decided to write a blog post on the topic.

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