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.

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...

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....

Any company worth its salt, whether it’s a manufacturer or service provider, is well aware of how important its Internet presence is. Even though your business may seem small, it can go big if you know how to reach each and every potential customer in all...

Mannequin challenge, crowdfunding, hipster, freaky, wearable, cookies, coworking;these are just some of the many out there and we're surrounded by them. We see them on the restaurant bill, in advertising, in technology, on the beauty center’s list of services, and in many other situations.Neologisms are inevitable as they keep popping up, and they are part and parcel of the natural evolution of any language.In this post, we're interested in evaluating the merits of translating neologisms in service companies.

Since the 15th century, the invention of the printing press, the rise of telecommunications and the arrival of the digital era have facilitated the transmission of knowledge, both at a national level and at an international level. This has made it possible to develop increasing...