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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 English speaker and Chinese is your second language, be sure to maintain your Chinese language …

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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 to need a phrase to say in English. It’s not surprising that sometimes, like the ...

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Faces of Gengo: Bruno

Our English to Portuguese translator Bruno became a Wordsmith by impressing customers with his high-quality translations, even without the help of paid tools. Find out how much he enjoys his full-time translation career and how working with Gengo has greatly impacted his quality of life. Nationality: Brazilian Location: São Paulo, Brazil Occupation: Full-time professional translator ...

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French language day: 7 must-see movies of the last decade

As the sixth most widely spoken language in the world in 2016, French has over 220 million speakers worldwide and is estimated to rise to over 700 million by 2050. In celebration of UN French Language Day also known as International Francophonie Day on 20 March, we’ve put together a list of topnotch French films from ...

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February, by the numbers

FEBRUARY 2017 – Last month, our community translated 19.3M units, almost the same as January’s volume. Volume in top 10 language pairs All languages from the top 10 list are the same as the month prior. 2.6M characters were translated in Japanese to English last month, an increase from January. Dutch to British English, English ...

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Translating under the Northern Lights

My love for languages goes back quite a long time, in fact to when I was in Year 5 and started learning English at school. Later, I became a language teacher and met my partner Grahame, who is English and with whom I started translation work for a renowned German lifestyle magazine. We were living ...

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Introducing the Gengo Manila team

FEBRUARY 2017 — Last September 2016, Gengo opened its third office as part of the company’s long-term expansion plans to meet the needs and expectations of our growing customer base and translator community. The preference for the Philippines is an easy one.

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