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

Planning an Event for All Audiences: Best Practices for Simultaneous Interpreting [Infographic]

Posted by Dynamic Language Nov 3, 2017

When you are planning an event for a multilingual audience you must consider all parties involved. Everyone knows that clear communication is important to any successful business, however, this becomes increasingly complicated when more than one language is involved. Important points can be misunderstood or not heard at all. This is when simultaneous interpreting is valuable. Conference or simultaneous interpreting is when an interpreter communicates with a global audience via audio technology in real time with no delays. Check out the below infographic for an example of simultaneous interpreting in action.

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Topics: Interpretation, Conference, Communication, Infographic

Planning for Multilingual Communication When Disaster Strikes

Posted by Dynamic Language Oct 31, 2017

The 2017 hurricane season was unusually busy, and the United States suffered several direct hits in just a few weeks. Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in Eastern Texas, quickly followed by Hurricane Irma’s strike in the Southeast United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Just behind Irma, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and flooded parts of the Southeast again.

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Topics: Communication, Language, World, Translation

28 Boring Words to Ditch and Use These Instead [Infographic]

Posted by Dynamic Language Oct 12, 2017

Bored of using the same words over and over again in your writing?

Yes? Then it is likely your readers are bored too.

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Topics: Infographic, Content, Communication, Marketing

Google Announces Real-Time Translation with GBoard

Posted by Dynamic Language Mar 14, 2017

Google has announced several upgrades to it's new Android keyboard. The Gboard now has the ability to do automatic translation. As you type, the new Google Translate integration will translate text in real time as you type it in. 

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Topics: Technology, Language, Communication, Global, Mobile Application, Translation

How to Say I Love You In Other Languages

Posted by Dynamic Language Feb 14, 2017

 Love is a universal language but the words I love you vary significantly across the globe.  Here are just a few examples of how to say "I love you" in other languages around the world.  

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Topics: Language, Communication, World, Global

Compliance Alert! Keeping LEP Parents in the Loop

Posted by Dynamic Language Apr 25, 2016

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 350 languages other than English are spoken in homes in the United States. Metropolitan areas have the largest populations of non-English or limited English speakers. For instance, the Bureau reports that in the Seattle Metro area, at least 166 languages are spoken at home, and 22 percent of the metro area population over the age of five speaks a language other than English at home.


U.S. public school systems are increasingly diverse.

Compliance and Language Support in Schools

This is of significant concern for school districts around the country. As the prevalence of non-English speakers or limited English speakers continues to rise, school districts receiving federal funding are required to accommodate the language needs of an increasingly diverse population.

Ensuring that your school district is compliant with federal regulations regarding language support services and that the needs of students and parents are being met requires attention to several matters. School districts must:

• understand the legal definition of "LEP" students and parents
• understand the legal requirements for addressing the needs of LEP parents and students
• identify those students and parents in need of language support within the school district
• assess the level of need and the ability of the school district to handle the need either in-house or through outsourcing

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Topics: Language, Communication, Global, Education Industry

What Do You Say When Someone Sneezes in Germany (and 12 other countries)?

Posted by Dynamic Language Sep 13, 2015

When in Germany, saying "gesundheit" is the proper
way to respond to a sneeze.

We've all grown up with the expectation that when someone sneezes it is only polite to say 'bless you'. It's a fairly universal reaction that has become almost automatic for most people. When you are traveling in other countries, however, you may not know what to say when someone sneezes around you.

Depending on the country, the response may mean "bless you," "to your health," or some other way of responding. Only one language, Korean, doesn't have any response to a sneeze. Here is a list of countries with the way each language responds to a sneeze.


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Topics: Language, Communication

Diplomacy Lost in Translation

Posted by Dynamic Language Aug 21, 2015

Professional translation and interpretation require a lot of skill; just check out our other blog posts on interpretation and translation certification training. In the realm of diplomacy, it is even more critical that statesmen's messages get across clearly. Below are a few comical examples of when diplomats' messages got lost in translation:

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Topics: Transcreation, Localization, Translation, Travel, Communication

Dynamic Language ranked as top Language Service Provider

Posted by Dynamic Language Jul 15, 2015

In the annual research publication “The Language Services Market: 2015,” Common Sense Advisory rated Dynamic Language as one of the world's top Language Service Providers, ranking it as #15 in the US and #62 in the world. This is the second consecutive year CSA has recognized Dynamic Language, which was ranked as #18 nationally and #75 globally in 2014.

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Topics: Interpretation, Localization, Translation, Communication, Awards