ACT Translations
25 days ago
Picture the scene: in 1977, at the height of the Cold War, US President Jimmy Carter visits Poland.
However, a translation error turns his curiosity into an unexpected โ€œcraving.โ€ A simple #interpreting error made Carterโ€™s visit a legend and a permanent target of Polish jokes. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

These kinds of #translation mishaps have frequently influenced #international relations in the past.

Be it diplomatic mix-ups, cultural misunderstandings, or simply inept translators - #language plays a key role in #diplomacy . ๐Ÿ—๏ธ

Our latest ACT blog post looks at the โ€œTop five translation mistakes,โ€œ that led to diplomatic misunderstandings.

Learn more about the astonishing, bizarre, and instructive moments of history when words changed the world. ๐ŸŒŽ

๐Ÿ‘‰ Discover the power of language in diplomacy with us!

#politics #localization #translationfails #interpreter #interpretation #fail #fails #culture #power #top5 #lostintranslation
ACT Translations
25 days ago
โ€œCountries have gone to war because they misunderstood each other.โ€ - Nicole Kidman in โ€œThe Interpreter.โ€ ๐ŸŽฌโœจ
(A top movie recommendation!)

This powerful statement underlines the vital role of #translators in #diplomacy .

In a world where every word has the potential to build or destroy relations, they are the unsung heroes behind the scenes. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”

For example, are you aware of the dramatic consequences of translating the English word โ€œraceโ€ into the German word โ€œRasseโ€?

Or how an incorrectly interpreted word during the Cold War could almost have triggered an #international crisis?

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of diplomatic #language skills and discover why every word counts in diplomacy. ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

Interested? Then take a deeper dive on our ACT blog! ๐Ÿค“

#politics #translation #localization #translationfails #interpreter #interpretation #culture #power
ACT Translations
25 days ago
High app download figures donโ€™t happen by chance! ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“ˆ

They are the result of careful #localization and #translation that considers linguistic and cultural nuances.

Check out our top 10 tips for effective app translation and localization to ensure your app is an international hit. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿš€

1: Take account of #linguistic idiosyncrasies: every region has its nuances. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

2: Observe linguistic and #cultural differences: colors, symbols, and designs do not mean the same to all people. ๐Ÿˆธ

3: Customize the programming: local currencies, units, and user interfaces can alter the layout. #customisation ๐Ÿซ…

4: Pay attention to text #length : different languages take up different amounts of ****** e. ๐Ÿ“

5: Donโ€™t forget to #test : beta tests can uncover critical stumbling blocks. ๐Ÿงช

6: Optimize for app #stores : a properly translated app description and adapted screenshots will appeal to your target audience. ๐Ÿช

7: #Monitoring is key: keep an eye on user feedback so that you can continuously improve your app. ๐Ÿ’ป

8: Define new #target markets: your first successful localization opens the doors to new markets. ๐ŸŽฏ

9: Find the right #partner : an experienced provider can streamline the entire process. #ACTTranslations ๐Ÿซ‚

10: Use #machinetranslation correctly: AI can be useful for translation but human know-how is still indispensable. #postediting ๐Ÿค–

Need more advice about app translation and localization?
Check out our blog.

#applocalization #apptranslation #UXdesign #userexperience #languages #languageserviceprovider
ACT Translations
25 days ago
Crazy #facts about #christmas ๐ŸŽ…

A white Christmas every year? โ˜ƒ๏ธ

In Rio de Janeiro, people don't wait for it to snow at Christmas.

Instead, they scatter white or colored confetti through the city's streets so it almost looks like it is snowing. โ„๏ธ

Boas Festas!

#christmasiscoming #international #culture #brazil
ACT Translations
25 days ago
Crazy #facts about #christmas ๐ŸŽ…

Some 24 million people living in India are Christians and celebrate Christmas.

They even have beautifully decorated trees. ๐ŸŽ„

However, since pine trees are scarce in India, people used palm trees, banana plants or mango trees instead and decorate them with bright colors, garlands and lights.

In India, it is also customary to give a gift of a lemon to the head of the family as a sign of love and honor. ๐Ÿ‹

Shubh Naya Baras!

#christmasiscoming #international #culture #india
ACT Translations
25 days ago
Is your latest annual report due for publication soon? ๐Ÿ“Š

Below, youโ€™ll find a couple of tips to make sure your stakeholdersโ€™ and shareholdersโ€™ favorite reading material hits all the right notes:

๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž: organization is everything when it comes to publication

๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐š ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฑ: make the financial statement available to the target group on different media

๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: an appealing cover, clear graphics and diagrams attract more interest and make it easier to read

๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ: business profiles emphasize your professionalism

๐„๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ: professional proofreaders will weed out any spelling errors

๐“๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: have your annual report translated for international readers in good time. This will let you present your report to a wider audience and avoid language barriers

More useful tips? ๐Ÿค“

#annualreport #revenue #sales #translation #business

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