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    HT Localization Presents Language Translations for Real Life: Translation or Interpretation? Know the difference

    Segment 58 – Do you need a translator or an interpreter? 

    You are traveling to Asia for a business trip (and cultural exploration), and don’t speak the local language - how will you get by? 

    You are representing a foreign client in an intellectual property case, that has key testimony to present, but the expert witness speaks limited English - how do you convey the testimony effectively to the court?

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    HT Localization Presents Language Translations for Real Life: International Translation Day - Sept 30th

    Segment 57 – International Translation Day

    September 30th has been declared by the UN Department for General Assembly as International Translations Day.  With this declaration, the UNGA affirmed the crucial role of professional translation in the work of the UN, fostering linguistic diversity and social harmony.

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    HT Localization Presents Language Translations for Real Life: My Teacher Says “Ladybird, But She’s Wrong...”

    Segment 26 – My Teacher Says “Ladybird, But She’s Wrong, It’s Really Ladybug”

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    HT Localization Presents Language for Real Life Series: Expats Have Translation Needs Too!

    Segment 1 - Expats Have Translation Needs Too!

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    HT Localization Presents Language for Real Life: Localization and Graphics – Websites Matter

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    “If you can’t beat them, hire or acquire them.”

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    2017 Client Satisfaction Survey Results: How likely would YOU recommend HT Localization?

    A big “Thank You!” to our clients for participating in our survey and taking the time to provide valuable feedback.

 

Fun Facts

Is Zulu is the mother tongue of over 20% of which country’s people?

isiZulu is the most common language spoken by around 12 million people in the region; it is the language of the region’s largest ethnic group, the Zulu people.

A tonal language, and one of the country's four Nguni languages, and is closely related to isiXhosa. It is probably the most widely understood African language spoken from the Cape to Zimbabwe.

According to the 2011 census, isiZulu is the mother tongue of about 23% of South Africa's population.  

In comparison, English is the mother tongue of less than 10% of the region's population.  English is a highly influential language in the region with about half of the country's people having a basic knowledge of English.  English is South Africa's primary language of government, business and commerce.  

English is spoken at home language by almost 5 million people. South African English is an established and unique dialect, with strong influences from the country's many African languages.

And what about Nelson Mandela, one of South Africa’s most famous leaders?  Although not Zulu - he is the son of a chief of the Thembus tribe, which was absorbed into the Xhosas tribe, and whose mother tongue is spoken by about 16% of the South African population.  South Africa's second-largest language, isiXhosa, shares much of its words and grammar with isiZulu. 

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