History and Background of Tagalog

Posted by Dynamic Language Mar 2, 2018

Tagalog is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.  Although it originated in the Philippines, it contains traces of other languages, such as English and Spanish. In the United States alone, it is one of the most common languages aside from English with an estimated 1.69 million speakers.

Find out why this widely known language is so important, and why it should be on your radar.

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Topics: Global, cultural consulting, Language

The Meaning of Colors Around the World

Posted by Dynamic Language Feb 23, 2018

When you see the color red what do you think of? A beautiful sunset? A refreshing glass of wine? Or perhaps a warning sign or blood? Your answer could depend on where you are from. How we perceive colors is affected by our background and past experiences. Knowing what colors mean in different countries can help you decide what colors to use on websites targeted to particular countries or cultures. It can also help you understand what colors to avoid, as well as avoiding misunderstandings or insults that may come about as various colors are used.

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Topics: Travel, Global, cultural consulting, Marketing, Branding

6 Words and Phrases You Should Know When Traveling in a Foreign Country [Infographic]

Posted by Dynamic Language Feb 13, 2018

Traveling to a country where a different native language is spoken provides a unique set of challenges, particularly for people who only speak one language. According to the Pew Research Center, European students learn multiple foreign languages in the classroom beginning between ages 6 and 9. The U.S., on the other hand, does not have a national requirement for students to learn a foreign language. Plenty of people educated in the United States do speak a foreign language, but the practical application of two years of high school second language training is challenging at best. Learning a new language has never been more convenient with online resources and even free language-learning apps like Duolingo, plus endless free tutorials on YouTube.

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Topics: Travel, Global, Infographic

Dynamic Language Recertified as a WBE

Posted by Dynamic Language Feb 6, 2018

Dynamic Language was recently recertified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. This is the 11th successive year of certification for Dynamic. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain. Click here to find out more about our certifications and memberships.

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Topics: Language Service Company

8 Tips Before Localizing Multilingual eLearning

Posted by Dynamic Language Feb 5, 2018

Forbes states that only 10 percent of companies report having a language learning system in place that is completely aligned with the organization's strategic training initiatives. This could prove disastrous for businesses that hope to compete in the global market. A high-quality, multilingual eLearning platform is more likely now than ever to be the solution in order for a business to not only compete, but succeed on a global scale when it comes to training their staff, contractors, and other stakeholders.

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Topics: Localization, Translation, Education Industry

Challenges of Translating Legal Documents - What You Need to Know

Posted by Dynamic Language Jan 19, 2018

Translating for the legal industry is often complex, requiring a depth of knowledge of technical terms and their underlying meanings that far surpasses other fields. In the legal industry, perhaps more than in any other, professional translations are necessary to ensure understanding and avoid significant potential liability associated with inaccurate information or misleading translations. 

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Topics: Translation, Globalization, Legal Translation, Legal

Translating for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Posted by Dynamic Language Jan 10, 2018

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are almost here. While the preparations for such a massive and exciting global event are always extensive, one of the largest hurdles organizers and attendees have to clear is the language barrier. Because the Olympic Games bring together participants from all over the globe, it doesn't matter where the games are centralized -- language barriers are bound to exist at each and every Olympic Games.

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Topics: Translation, Globalization, Marketing, entertainment

Preparing Your Business for the EU’s GDPR: What You Need to Know

Posted by Dynamic Language Jan 4, 2018

Although new compliance measures were passed in April 2016 regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many businesses are scrambling to implement new measures to meet the May 25, 2018 deadline. In order to ensure compliance, companies much start assessing and planning now.  Understanding the foundation for the GDPR can help companies identify the areas that they need to improve.

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Topics: Translation, Globalization

Is Multicultural Marketing Important?

Posted by Dynamic Language Dec 28, 2017

Spoiler alert: Yes. As the cultural composition of the United States continues to diversify and change, the marketing strategies employed by savvy businesses must also change. While there are many dangers to marketing incorrectly to a multicultural audience, over time we have identified three top tips to help you make your multicultural marketing strategy effective.

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing, culture, cultural consulting

The Dangers of Not Using Qualified Medical Interpreters and Translators

Posted by Dynamic Language Dec 26, 2017

Not being able to speak in the same language as the people around you makes navigating through daily life complicated, but it's more than nuisance when you're not well. Not being able to communicate to your healthcare providers is downright dangerous and potentially fatal. For instance, complications from improperly administered prescription drugs, lack of preventive care and lack of regular access to the medical system are just a few of the negative outcomes resulting from language barriers.

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Topics: Interpretation, Translation, Communication, Healthcare