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  Richard Gait

The challenges of video game localization

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This is a guest post written by a Gengo translator.

Today’s translation business has incorporated new forms of media, the most innovative one being the video game. Since the early 1990s and the advent of the first cheap game consoles, …

  Zack Kayser

So how do you actually become a translator?

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This is a guest post written by a Gengo translator.

Almost six years ago, I found myself fresh out of college stepping off a plane in Tokyo to start my first “real” job as an English teacher. I believed that,

  Megan Waters

Halloween around the world

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Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, is an annual celebration held on October 31. Typical festive activities in most Western cultures include trick-or-treating, attending fancy dress parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires,

  Zoya Street

Should video games be “interesting” or “fun”?

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This is a guest post written by a Gengo translator.

In Japanese video-gaming criticism, omoshiroi sometimes translates to “fun” and other times to “interesting”. However, the word tanoshii is also usually translated as “fun” but is actually closer to the

  Alvaro Gutierrez

Why should young people learn a second language?

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This is a guest post written by a Gengo translator.

Learning a second language at any age is a very rewarding experience. However, young people, and especially children, have the most to gain and face many benefits.

It is widely …

  Megan Waters

Know your lemons

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In 2010, almost 1.5 million people worldwide were diagnosed with breast cancer. Furthermore, around one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer sometime in their life. And men aren’t safe from the disease either—about 2,350 new cases …

  Andrew Weston

The evolution of languages

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This is a guest post written by a Gengo translator.

All living languages are constantly changing, and lexical borrowing—the transferral of words from one language into another—is a major area where this evolution is taking place. Globalization has opened new …

  Emily Benson

The guide to global social media

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Social media has become a necessity for marketers. It provides brands with a low-cost platform to directly connect with customers. While a lot of companies have established a solid strategy in their native tongue, they’re leaving out the rest of …

 

Get our fact sheet on cross-border ecommerce

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  • February 11, 2015
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Do you have your facts straight about cross-border ecommerce?

While resources to help companies of all sizes sell overseas are abundant, few companies ensure visitors can navigate sites and listings in their customers’ native languages. Identify gaps in your overseas …

 

Happy New Year! Explore our six most popular posts from 2014

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  • January 9, 2015
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Whether you’re building a translation strategy from scratch, want to start a career in translation or are just curious about tech, we want for you to find the answers you need on the Gengo blog. Our most popular posts …

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