This English and Spanish version sign was spotted in a shopping center of a major chain retailer. Do you see what the problem is?
I have always been passionate about supporting social causes and helping those in need. So when the NC Victim Assistance Network contacted English to Spanish requesting pro-bono translation services, I was happy to know I could use my skills to make a difference.
I’d bet you didn’t know that Cinco de Mayo is more widely celebrated in the U.S. than it is in its origin country of Mexico. Some sources go far enough to say Cinco de Mayo is more of a Mexican-American holiday than a Mexican one. This is a classic example of the importance of cultural relevancy in English to Spanish translations.
Online translation tools like Google Translate are evolving tremendously, but in the area of English to Spanish translation, there’s no substitute for the human element — especially not in business or safety settings. See the 3 ways Google Translate may be missing the point of this irreplicable element.
While similar to American Valentine’s Day, Mexico’s Día de San Valentín can be celebrated by all the people of Mexico, not just happy couples. That’s because it’s known as the day of love and friendship.
Any miscommunication could cause a deep financial loss or physical harm. In some cases, a proper translation or interpretation is vital. If a user’s manual for medical equipment is not translated well, it could lead to confusion during an emergency.
Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest among marketers and companies to find potential Hispanic buyers for their products and services. However, many companies still hang onto cliches and stereotypes about the Hispanic population.
The American workplace is quickly becoming more diverse every day, and Spanish has become a primary language for a large percentage of American population. This can be difficult for managers who are learning to speak Spanish as a second language and in an attempt to effectively communicate with their employees.
Workplace Culture is often seen as an amalgamation of people, ideas and norms that work together daily to develop successful character for your organization. Employees need to feel comfortable and accepted in their place of work.
Just like the United States, Christmas time is a favorite times of the year amongst Hispanic culture. While traditional customs vary among families, the majority of Hispanic families often take part in national celebrations.