Language Tools for International Travel

Posted by Dynamic Language Mar 6, 2017

It's essential to overcome language barriers so that you can fully engage with the local community; it could even be vital for your safety and well-being. But if you're not confident in the host language yet, you'll need a few language tools for international travel to help you communicate as you develop fluency. Most of these tools cost little, but they could prove invaluable for your quality of life in a foreign country.

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Topics: Language, Travel, tourism

Cheapest & Easiest Languages to Learn

Posted by Dynamic Language Jan 5, 2017

Learning a foreign language? Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian are the quickest languages to learn – but also among the most expensive per hour.

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Topics: Language, Travel, tourism

2020 Olympics Prepare Language Services for Tourism Influx

Posted by Dynamic Language Aug 17, 2016

As the 2020 Olympics creep closer, Japan is taking strides in adequately preparing the region for the influx of tourists from all over the world.  This influx of people will have an effect on several industries; some of which include: retail, transportation, hospitality and healthcare. Localization language services for tourism are most definitely on the rise in Japan, from restaurant menus to public signage will need translation and localization services in many languages. Likewise, the travel and leisure industry will have plenty of guaranteed business in the coming years. 

The intensified localization efforts in Japan are setting the country up for the possibility of a much needed economic boost and paving the way for potential growth as businesses look to enter the market. Japan is preparing by investing in a variety of language service options that will help tourists communicate during their stay. Some of these include language service apps, revised signage and marketing collateral for local businesses as well as preparing interpreters to work the ten-day event.

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Topics: Localization, Translation, Travel, Globalization, hospitality

Airlines Take Off with Localized Marketing

Posted by Dynamic Language Aug 8, 2016

Seattle is a hub for transportation and many airlines are seeing rapid growth rates.  Delta, for example, has tripled its revenue in the past three years.  They’ve also reported significant global expansion within Europe and China. This rapid growth of travel and global expansion has fueled a need to connect to a diverse customer base. From a company’s website, on-plane brochures/pamphlets, magazines and brand advertising, the content needs to be able to resonate with the culture of the customer’s geographic location.

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Topics: Localization, Travel, hospitality, business

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

'Where is the Bathroom' in German (and 18 other languages)

Posted by Dynamic Language Aug 7, 2015

Asking for the restrooms in another language can be challenging for many people. photo source: Flickr



If you need to know one thing when traveling in a different country where you don't speak the language, it's probably how to ask "where's the bathroom?" When nature calls, you need to answer, after all. So here is a round-up of how to ask about the restrooms in 19 different languages -- including Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese -- along with an all-important heads-up on how the actual facilities might be a little different than you're used to.

Europe

In Europe, there are many different languages in a small area. You may need to know how to say where is the bathroom in German and how to say where is the bathroom in French, or you may simply need to learn the Spanish word for bathroom. In some areas, toilets may include a bidet, which is meant to wash your bottom after you go. Here are some of the more common languages you may run into if you visit Europe.

French: pardon, où sont les toilettes?

Spanish: ¿Dónde está el baño?

Portuguese: Com licença, onde fica o banheiro?

Italian: Mi scusi, dov'è il bagno?

German: Wo ist die Toilette, bitte?

Dutch: Pardon, waar is de W.C.

Swedish: Ursäkta mig, var finns toaletten?

Estonian: Vabandage, kus on tualett?

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Topics: Language, Translation, Travel

Sandy Dupleich Featured in 425Business Magazine

Posted by Dynamic Language Jul 28, 2015

In the July 2015 issue of 425Business, Dynamic Language Partner Sandy Dupleich was featured in an article about her career, her company, and her favorite hobby: boating. 

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Topics: Travel, Awards

Japanese Hotel of the Future

Posted by Rick Antezana Mar 11, 2015


The future is now, according to a hotel set to open this July in Nagasaki, Japan. The Henn-na Hotel is offering a futuristic staff of 10 “humanoid” employees, with positions ranging from bellhop to receptionist.

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Topics: Travel, Technology, Globalization

HiNative Language Learning App Connects you with Native Speakers

Posted by Rachel Varnergardner Oct 29, 2014

Language Learning Goes Mobile

One of the inevitable challenges of learning a new language or honing your language fluency skills is not having the “intuition” that comes naturally to native speakers. Most of us have had the frustrating experience of trying to find the meanings of words by plugging text into machine-translation services or searching in dictionaries, only to find terms that are either outdated or not used in casual conversation. We are often left with more questions than when we started! 

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Topics: Language Learning, Travel, Mobile Application

TripLingo personalizes language-learning for vacations

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet May 12, 2011

Why should you be limited to learning very basic vacation phrases?

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Topics: Language Learning, Travel, Mobile Application