Orwell’s Legacy: The Misuse of English and Its Impact on Translation

Orwell's Legacy: The Misuse of English and Its Impact on Translation

George Orwell is iconically known for introducing such ideas as Newspeak, Big Brother, and “all animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others”. While he firmly identified with the left, his social criticism was not limited to a single idea, and would criticize equally fascism and communism. One of his lesser-known essays, […]

LangSouls Survival Guide for Doing Business During the September Holidays in Israel

LangSouls Survival Guide for Doing Business During the September Holidays in Israel

Ah, September in Israel: that wonderful time when parents rejoice at the idea of sending their little cherubs back to school, only to remember… dun dun dun… it’s “The Chagim”! Imagine preparing for a 22-day festive marathon, complete with blowing shofars, fasting (why, oh why?), and building your very own backyard hut for Sukkot (some […]

The Vibrant Evolution of the Danish Language in a Diverse Denmark

The Vibrant Evolution of the Danish Language in a Diverse Denmark

This is the 15th installment in a series of posts, which will examine the distinctive aspects of the top 50 commercial languages, meaning the most popular languages being translated today, most typically from English into the target language.    Denmark, historically seen as a homogeneous Nordic society, has been experiencing notable demographic shifts. With 14% of […]

Polish Language and Global Trade: Localizing for a Surging Powerhouse

Polish Language and Global Trade: Localizing for a Surging Powerhouse

This is the 13th installment in a series of posts, which will examine the distinctive aspects of the top 50 commercial languages, meaning the most popular languages being translated today, most typically from English into the target language. As the world’s economy becomes ever more intertwined, new players are emerging, challenging traditional paradigms and ushering […]

Turkish, an ancient modern language

Turkish, an ancient modern language

This is the 12th installment in a series of posts, which will examine the distinctive aspects of the top 50 commercial languages, meaning the most popular languages being translated today, most typically from English into the target language. No post about the Turkish language would be complete without mentioning Mustafa Kemal Atatürk the visionary leader who […]

Dutch Mastery: Exploring Holland’s Rich Linguistic Heritage and Economic Dominance

Dutch Mastery: Exploring Holland's Rich Linguistic Heritage and Economic Dominance

This is the 11th installment in a series of posts, which will examine the distinctive aspects of the top 50 commercial languages, meaning the most popular languages being translated today, most typically from English into the target language. The Dutch language, spoken primarily in the Netherlands and Belgium (where it’s referred to as Flemish), boasts […]

The Korean Language: Bridging Divides and Fueling Economic Success

The Korean Language: Bridging Divides and Fueling Economic Success

Welcome to the 10th installment of our series, where we dive into the fascinating world of translating into different languages. This time, we’re focusing on Korean, a language shared by two countries and with two very different systems and outcomes. The Korean language is a unique cultural treasure that has played a significant role in […]

The Italian Language: A Global Trade Powerhouse

The Italian Language: A Global Trade Powerhouse

Introduction: This is the seventh installment in a series of posts, which will examine the distinctive aspects of the top 50 commercial languages, meaning the most popular languages being translated today, most typically from English into the target language. This post will focus on Italy, known for its rich history, art, and cuisine, has long […]

The Commercial Significance of the Russian Language: A Global Perspective

The Commercial Significance of the Russian Language: A Global Perspective

Introduction: This is the seventh installment in a series of posts, which will examine the distinctive aspects of the top 50 commercial languages, meaning the most popular languages being translated today, most typically from English into the target language. This post will focus on the commercial aspects of the Russian language. The Russian language, a […]