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 […]

Portuguese Colonial Reality = Linguistic Diversity

Portuguese Colonial Reality = Linguistic Diversity

Introduction: This is the fifth 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 examine some of the nuances of Portuguese. Translating any language can be a […]

The Wondrous Journey of the Portuguese Language Across the Globe

The Wondrous Journey of the Portuguese Language Across the Globe

From its humble beginnings on the Iberian Peninsula, the Portuguese language embarked on an extraordinary journey, crisscrossing continents and oceans, leaving an indelible mark on cultures worldwide. As one of the most widely spoken languages today, let us delve into the fascinating tale of how Portuguese spread throughout the world. Lusitanian Roots The roots of […]

Harmonizing Cultures: Mastering the Art of English to Japanese Translation

Harmonizing Cultures: Mastering the Art of English to Japanese Translation

Introduction: This is the fifth 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 examine the Japanese language. Translating between English and Japanese is a fascinating journey that […]