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Key strategies for translating proper nouns

Summer is here, welcoming in another installment of your quality updates. We’d like to introduce three basic translation strategies and how to use them to avoid some common translation errors. Going through your translation, you’ll inevitably see one of these …

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Gengo ❤️ Payoneer: A new translator payment option

Every month, we send payments to thousands of translators located in over 140 countries across the globe. Translators depend on easily accessible payments so we’ve made fast and reliable payments our top priority. For this reason, we’re happy to announce …

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Tips for translating from Chinese to English Part 2: Avoiding common mistakes

Chinese and English are very different languages. Good Chinese to English translators must be able to understand the nuances of Chinese source texts as well as effectively express the meaning of these texts in English. If you are a native …

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Tips for translating from Chinese to English Part 1: Avoiding overtranslation

When translating between languages and cultures as different as Chinese and English, the problem is the inadequacy of the target language to express the source. Chinese, with its incredible succinctness, can often express in a couple of characters what seems …

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How to achieve better translation through customer communication

It’s happened to all of us – one minute, you’re cruising along, translating a long passage, rhythmically hitting the keys as you move between the source and target texts. The next minute, you spot something in the source that makes …

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Forecasting translation demand and supply for the holiday season

The translation industry has been notoriously slow to adopt a data-driven operations model. As other industries have done so and seen efficiency skyrocket, the translation space has been hindered by a continued reliance on old-school project management. At Gengo, we …

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