Doubts plague you. You run a business and you want it to get a leg up, but it seems that it’s no longer enough to communicate or sell only in Spanish. So, you think that the perfect solution is to hire a translation agency to give you a hand. But, how do you choose the best? Depending on the type of business and the projects that a company regularly carries out, it’s not always possible to have contact with languages. Generally speaking, when there's an employee who speaks English in a company, they become the makeshift translator, responsible for drafting or translating a new project for a tender, a business e-mail or the presentation of the company's services.
The number of languages that disappear year after year is growing at an alarming rate. Around 3,500 are expected to die out by the end of this century. Languages can die out due to several reasons. Some have become extinct relatively quickly due to natural disasters, civil conflict and world wars. The indigenous people of El Salvador, for example, abandoned their cultural practices and their language to avoid getting killed during the Salvadoran peasant massacre in 1932, which targeted the poorest citizens of El Salvador, many of whom were indigenous people.

Every year, they have thousands of euros to spend on advertising, marketing and having excellent translation services at their disposal. But despite this, major brands such as Pepsi, Apple and Ford have made the mistake of failing to fully appreciate what professional translators do at...

Translate comes from the Latin verb transfero which means to transcribe, to transform. Many theorists have developed translation competence models, such as D. Kelly, Nord, Campbell, Wills, Pym, Roberts or Delisle, among many others. This competence refers to the set of abilities, skills, knowledge and...

Did you know that there are more than 7,000 languages all over the world? This is why it’s hardly surprising that the translation services industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds. But why stop with just a single fact? We thought we’d give you...

The Spanish are accustomed to the arrival of the Three Kings every January 5, eating turrón nougat to the tune of Christmas carols, or eating the twelve grapes of luck every New Year’s Eve in time with the tolling of the bell, but the truth is...

The adventure of being an entrepreneur. What a great idea! If you own a company or have an idea in mind you want to put into action, you know what we’re talking about. We at Okodia once had to take that leap of faith, and the truth...

The translation of creole languages can be quite a headache for translators at times since—as in the case of languages with a large number of speakers—the number of dialects is considerable and sometimes barely understandable for speakers of the same language. For written language, efforts are...

For some time now, we’ve been hearing about the thousands of different ways the marketing departments of companies across all sectors have come up with everywhere—on the street, on the Internet and in the media—in an attempt to overcome the crisis we find ourselves in....