How April Fools' Day is Celebrated Around the World

Posted by Dynamic Language March 30, 2018

Here in the U.S., April Fools' Day is a great time to tape the faucet trigger down on the sink or pull another small prank on a friend or family member.

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Topics: World, entertainment, culture

50+ Fascinating Language Facts You Didn't Know [Infographic]

Posted by Dynamic Language March 07, 2018

Looking for interesting language facts? The world is full of diverse and unique languages, from the exotic sounds of Japanese to the romantic expressions of French. How all of these languages originated is often debated.

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Topics: Language Learning, Language, Travel, World

Planning for Multilingual Communication When Disaster Strikes

Posted by Dynamic Language October 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: Language, Translation, Communication, World

How to Say I Love You In Other Languages

Posted by Dynamic Language February 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, Global, World

13 Unique Holiday Traditions Around the World

Posted by Dynamic Language December 22, 2016

By clicking on the tree ornaments, you can discover what holiday traditions that country celebrates.

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Topics: Global, World, cultural consulting

Harry Potter and the Translator's Nightmare

Posted by Dynamic Language December 09, 2016

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Topics: Advertising, Marketing, Globalization, Content, Branding, Global Market, Global, World, Trends, entertainment

Legal Driving Age in China and 7 Other Places Around the World

Posted by Dynamic Language December 16, 2015

These newly licensed teens may be two to four times more likely to have a car accident than older drivers.

If you spend any significant time in a foreign country, you may need to drive a car there. Knowing the legal driving age and other driving laws for that country may be important so that you don't find yourself on the other side of the law while you are away from home.

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Topics: Global, World

Beware! Precautions to Take When Buying Land in a Foreign Country

Posted by Dynamic Language December 08, 2015

There are many considerations when buying property overseas.

Many financial advisors are positively disposed toward the idea of buying land overseas as part of an investment strategy. In addition to diversifying your investments, it can also open a door to establishing residency in that country going forward. Having assets in a foreign country can make them harder to access if you should get sued, and you may be able to profit from upturns in the market there when it is floundering in other nations.

If you rent out your overseas property, it can even generate income for you when you aren't using it. Some tax deductions may also apply to travel costs if you need to manage your investment properties. Another possible benefit to buying foreign property is that it may be cheaper to retire there if the cost of living is lower than it is in the U.S.

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Topics: Translation, Global, World

Top Honeymoon Destinations Around the World and the Languages Spoken There

Posted by Dynamic Language December 03, 2015

Paris, the "City of Love," is a popular destination for honeymooners.

A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip taken to launch the newlyweds' life together. Here are some of the top honeymoon spots around the world and why you may want to go there.

1. Paris, France

The romance capital of the world is famous for its sights, including the Eiffel Tower and the Champs d'Elysees, and its intimate cafes, along with the world-famous Louvre Museum. Some Parisians may speak English, but they definitely look down on visitors who can't speak the native French language while they are in Paris.

2. Rome, Italy

Historic sites including the Coliseum and the Trevi Fountain beckon visitors to Rome, where they can also enjoy open-air markets and fresh-made gelato sold on the streets. If enjoying authentic Italian cuisine served by native-speaking waiters doesn't bring out your romantic side, nothing will. Italian is the main language here.

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Topics: Translation, Global, World

Filing for Divorce in Another Country: Quick Solution or Big Trouble?

Posted by Dynamic Language November 19, 2015

Not all foreign divorce decrees will be recognized in the U.S.

There are several reasons why a U.S. citizen might want to file for divorce in a foreign country. Most prominently, one or more parties to the divorce may be living in the foreign country, which may even mean that they have to file there. There may be dual citizenship in both countries, with the filer perceiving that conditions for alimony and dividing assets may be more favorable in the foreign country. Sometimes, a foreign court will grant a divorce more quickly and simply than a particular U.S. state court (states vary in their divorce guidelines and requirements).

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Topics: Language, Global, World

Famous Museums in Paris and 4 Other Places Around the World

Posted by Dynamic Language November 16, 2015

Paris's Louvre Museum at night.

For those who enjoy art, a visit to a famous museum ranks high on the bucket list of things they would like to do in their lifetime. And for those with a travel budget, there's no place in the world better than Paris, France to indulge your love of art and museums. Here is a list of museums in France and other places in the world that are on the must-see lists of many.

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Topics: Language, Global, World

The Meaning of Red and Other Colors Around the World

Posted by Dynamic Language November 09, 2015

Chinese weddings prominently feature the color red.

Around the world, different colors can have very different meanings. 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: Global, World

Favorite Desserts in Australia and 10 Other Places Around the World

Posted by Dynamic Language October 11, 2015

Lamingtons are a special treat native to Australia.

Around the world, sweet treats take on different forms to delight the natives and visitors alike. Although there are many different tastes and variations, they all have one thing in common--satisfying the collective sweet tooth of people the world over.

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Topics: Language, World

Women's Fashion Trends Around the World

Posted by Dynamic Language October 03, 2015

In some places around the world, women like to wear bright, bold colors.

Just when you think you've mastered the latest clothing styles, an overseas excursion can make you wonder if you'll stand out like a sore thumb while walking the streets of a city very different from yours. Here are some fashion trends seen around the world that you can co-opt for a look with flair, even if your feet are staying firmly planted in your own hometown.

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Topics: Language, Translation, Global, World

Reaching a Global Audience via Email

Posted by Dynamic Language September 27, 2015

Global email campaigns can be successful if you tailor them to to the language and culture.

Done properly, an email marketing campaign is an effective way to communicate to interested parties about your goods and services. Successful email marketing drives visitors to your website, creates brand awareness, and converts visitors to purchasing or subscribing customers.

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Topics: Marketing, Global, World, business

What Do They Drink in Spain? (and other parts of the world)?

Posted by Dynamic Language September 06, 2015

Tea, whether iced or hot, is the most popular
drink worldwide besides water.

Whether it's to cool off on a hot day, to start a meal, or to enjoy some social time with friends, having a drink is a ritual that many people around the world relish. Here are some of the most popular top drinks from around the world.

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Topics: Global, World