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Faces of Gengo: Kanako

Based in L.A., Kanako is an English to Japanese translator originally from Tokyo. When she moved to the U.S., she discovered Gengo and the advantages of freelancing. Find out why she rated being a freelance Gengo translator a perfect 10 out of 10 in this interview. Nationality: Japanese Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Occupation: Full-time …

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Endearing ways to say “Mother” around the world

A time dedicated to pay tribute to mothers all over the world and celebrate motherhood, Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 and usually falls on the second Sunday of May in most countries worldwide. The date changes annually because it is linked to Easter, which is different every year as it is ...

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Faces of Gengo: Julie

A university student based in Denmark, Julie is a young and well-traveled Gengo translator in two language pairs. Having lived in different countries growing up ignited her passion for languages and translation. Wise beyond her years, she has a great thirst for knowledge – one of the traits of a good translator. Nationality: Danish Location: ...

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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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The history of hanami

After the cold bleakness of winter, nothing gets the Japanese more excited than the blooming of the cherry blossoms, or sakura, in spring. Not only is it an indicator that spring has officially arrived, but it’s seen as a unique part of Japanese culture dating back more than a thousand years.

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Faces of Gengo: Beya

Based in Tunisia, Beya joined our growing list of Gengo Wordsmiths last year and she firmly believes translation opened up her world in different ways. An English teacher and French to English translator, she is passionate in everything she does and reminds fellow translators about the greater value and impact of this profession. Nationality: Tunisian ...

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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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